Pianist & Composer: short biography
Leeds-based pianist & composer Simeon Walker has quickly emerged as a leading light in the
burgeoning Modern Classical scene, following the release of 'Mono' and 'Winnow', his two albums
to date. Simeon regularly performs and tours across the UK and Europe; has supported a variety
of artists including S. Carey, LYR, Sebastian Plano, Loscil, Erland Cooper & Taz Modi; and
performed notable live sets at Latitude & Timber Festivals. His latest single ‘Reverie’ features on
the first official Piano Day compilation by the LEITER label, alongside Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds
and Chilly Gonzales.
His music receives regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 shows including Unclassified &
NightTracks, alongside BBC 6Music, KEXP and Soho Radio, with his music receiving listening
figures in excess of 25 million streams across platforms. He also founded and continues to curate
Brudenell Piano Sessions; an intimate and varied live music series highlighting the diverse music
being composed and performed on the piano, hosted at Leeds’ iconic Brudenell Social Club.
Simeon’s recent work represents a return to the gentle, introspective piano-based instrumentals
that first thrust him into the limelight. His new EP series ‘Imprints’ features a set of piano miniatures
representing everyday fleeting moments; brief snapshots in time, centred on conveying the
emotions and feelings experienced during the lockdowns of recent years, and highlighting the
desire to be outside and out in the open. Whilst introspective and melancholic, there is also a
sense of hope and longing for openness and connection as we emerge into a fresh reality, with
listeners invited to find stillness, beauty and meaning as much in the spaces between the notes as
the notes themselves, as musical stories are woven with each tender, intimate performance.