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.
Fantastic trio lineup of guitar/cello/tabla, as Karmana, appearing at Isle of Man GuitarFest, Oct 3rd, plus guitar masterclass: tickets
Guest blog on the New Music Scotland site here, talking about creating new traditions, Baul music and what we have in store for Edinburgh Fringe 2015
Simon returns to the Edinburgh Fringe 15-23 Aug as part of the prestigious Made in Scotland international showcase, with a spectacular new lineup which premiered in India in Nov,info, BOOKING NOW OPEN HERE
ST's Ritmata will be performing at the Jazz Bar in Edinburgh on Sun 2nd Aug 3pm-5.30, and Penicuik Arts on Wed 5th Aug (info), 4 West Street Penicuik EH26 9DL, 7.30pm
ST's Ritmata will tour New Zealand in late Aug-Sep, including performances at Taranaki and Christchurch Arts Festivals, full info here
Review of recent solo concert in Lincolnshire here
New Dil Dil Pakistan video featured on Classical Guitar Magazine site here
Simon toured Pakistan with tabla master Sarvar Sabri in January 2015. Full report here. Scottish press coverage here.
Fantastic reviews of Svara-Kanti's debut performances in india, Coimbatore review here, Kochi review here, dedicated page with photos and video here
Three albums with three groups to come over the next 18 months, special guests, all world premieres, more news soon
Dil Dil Pakistan reimagined by Simon thacker, with Sarvar Sabri (tabla)
GUITARIST & COMPOSER
Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti, India Debut Tour Film