Piano Day Leeds
Entry Requirements: 14+
Simeon Walker is a pianist and composer from Leeds. Having been an active member of the UK music scene for 10 years, playing in and performing with numerous bands and artists, he is now embarking on an exciting and promising solo career.
His debut release, the ‘Preface’ EP, was released by modern-classical label 1631 Recordings, with the closing song ‘Compline’ featuring on the Official 2016 Piano Day Playlist, compiled by minimalist piano luminary Nils Frahm.
With influences ranging from the minimalist/modern-classical works of Frahm, Olafur Arnalds and Max Richter, the cinematic feeling of Michael Nyman, Ludovico Einaudi and Yann Tiersen through to the established weight of late Romantic/early 20th Century composers such as Chopin, Debussy and Satie, his music has been receiving wide and great acclaim, receiving numerous broadcasts on BBC Radio stations across the UK.
Described as “endearingly lo-fi, melancholic, and warm” by the Overblown music blog, and with online music writer Stationary Travels praising the ‘Preface’ EP’ for the way “each piece balances minimalism with melancholic beauty for a particularly intimate and introspective feel”, there is plenty to be excited about for what 2017 and the future holds for the young composer.