An Evening With Gwilym Simcock & Yuri Goloubev
Monday 22nd January 2018 -
8pm: Claire Martin interviews Gwilym about his astonishing musical career and enjoys some insightful anecdotes from this award-winning pianist. Q&A with audience to follow.
8.45-9.30pm: Buffet food from our guest chef Jaq Brewer (full menu coming soon).
9.30-10.30pm: Concert performance.
This event will be presented ‘cabaret style’ and will include a buffet meal prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
“The pairing of UK pianist Gwilym Simcock and Russian double-bassist Yuri Goloubev was something of a masterstroke. Both musicians are fluent improvisers with strong personalities who blend jazz and classical influences with panache.” ~ Financial Times
Gwilym Simcock and Yuri Goloubev have long been fascinated by the expressive possibilities of their duo which started in 2008, at the Musica Sulle Bocche festival in Sardinia to instant acclaim.
Together they navigate a route through jazz, contemporary classical and chamber music incorporating free improvisations and elements of European music into both jazz standards and their own original pieces. A concert full of experimental risk taking and intriguing interpretations of familiar pieces.
“The interplay between the two is like musical telepathy.” ~ ★★★★ The Observer
Gwilym Simcock has carved out a career as one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers on the European scene. He moves effortlessly between jazz and classical music, with a ‘harmonic sophistication and subtle dovetailing of musical traditions’. Gwilym has been hailed as a pianist of ‘exceptional’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘dazzling’ ability, and his music has been widely acclaimed as ‘engaging, exciting, often unexpected, melodically enthralling, complex yet hugely accessible’, and above all ‘wonderfully optimistic’.
Yuri Goloubev was born in Moscow in 1972 and studied at the Central School Of Music and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory from which he graduated with a Masters degree in 1995 in Double Bass. He had already won first prize in the All-Soviet Union Student Competition in 1990 and as result became Principal Bass with the Ensemble XXI Chamber Orchestra from 1990 – 1991.