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 diverse ensembles, Simon's work effortlessly transcends boundaries, genres and continents. 


Karmana ALBUM CLIPS, Simon in duo with Justyna Jablonska (cello)


Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti, India Debut Tour Film


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Live Streamed Simon Thacker's ritmata performance in new Zealand Sep 2015

Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti, Live in Dhaka, playing for 60 000 people, Nov 2016 

Simon's Duo with Polish Cellist Justyna Jablonska: New album KARMANA, order now here, Featuring special guests from Scottish, Romany and Indian music

New ST's Svara-Kanti video here.


Full page Karmana feature/interview in The Scotsman here


STOP PRESS: Svara-Kanti, new lineup, new programme: dates in Glad Cafe Glasgow Sat 25th March, BOOK TICKETS, and Summerhall Edinburgh Sun 26th March, BOOK TICKETS


Karmana featured on Spain's Mundofonías radio programme (broadcast in 42 countries), reviewed on one of Hungary's best cultural magazines ekultura (in Hungarian) and played on Ireland's RTÉ Lyric FM, just before 2 hours and 4 mins here 


Great Karmana reviews on Jazz Views, Planet Hugill and Southside Advertiser 


Karmana on BBC Radio 3's Late Junctionfrom 1hr 9mins (or click 4th marker from the end on the player)


Karmana on New Zealand's Radio Live from 38 mins and review on New Zealand's Elsewhere


Article on the new Karmana album and recent Dhaka performance in East Lothian Courier


Interview on A World of Difference with Roger Williams broadcast on 18th Dec, listen back here (from 24 mins)


First reviews of the new Karmana album: 7Ahead, Touching Extremes (Italy), Liverpool Sound and Vision


Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti, in the trio incarnation which appeared in last year's Made in Scotland showcase, played Dhaka International Folk Festival  at the Army Stadium for an audience of 60000 in November report/videos