Welcome to the website of virtuoso classical guitarist, intercultural pioneer and composer Simon Thacker. acclaimed for his dazzling solo performances and as a leader of and composer for groundbreaking ensembles, Simon is As passionate about Segovia and jazz as he is about Indian music and classical contemporary. his work effortlessly transcends boundaries, genres and continents. 

LATEST   NEWS

Simon will be performing solo and in duowith tabla master Sarvar Sabri over seven performances  in Karachi and Islamabad in January 2015, as well as giving a masterclass 

 

Fantastic reviews of Svara-Kanti's debut performances in india, Coimbatore review here, Kochi review here, see a dedicated page with photos and video here

 

Svara-Kanti performed in Coimbatore and Kochi in November, the Indian debut of the group, also featuring the premiere of a collaboration with Raju das Baul, concert excerpt here, rehearsal preview video here

 

Previews in the Hindu newspaper in India for Svara-Kanti performances here and here

 

Three albums with three different groups to come over the next 12-18 months, several special guests, new music, new traditions,  all world premieres, more news soon

 

Video interview on Summerhall TV here, 5 star ST's Ritmata Fringe review in ThreeWeeks here and fantastic Scotsman review here

 

Interview on Summerhall Radio to coincide with ST's Ritmata's Fringe shows as part of Made in Scotland here

 

Exceptional review of recent Karmana performance in the Highlands in the Ross-shire Journal here

 

Svara-Kanti's recent Maida Vale session for BBC Radio 3's "World On 3" now available on the BBC site here

 

Incredible review of Svara-Kanti's Swaledale Festival concert here, "awesome complex and breathtaking"

 

Fantastic and comprehensive review of Rakshasa by ST's Svara-Kanti on one of the world's biggest jazz sites, All About Jazz here, "a contemporary classic"

 

Great review and interviews with Simon and Justyna Jablonska in Polish and English in May's Pangea Magazine here, page 15

 

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Dhumaketu by Simon Thacker, Svara-Kanti

GUITARIST  &  COMPOSER

Svaranjali for guitar and tabla

by Simon Thacker, with Sarvar Sabri

                                                   

                                             SIMON  THACKER      

Next  Performances:   Simon  will  be  playing  solo   and  in DUo   with  tabla  master  sarvar  sabri  in   Karachi  and Islamabad,  Pakistan,  January  2015

 

(video: Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti in India with raju das Baul, Nov 2014)

interview on Summerhall TV, Simon on Ritmata

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