Thomas Simaku’s composition Clarimbasso was first published in 2008. The piece received it’s debut performance in June that year at the York Late Music Festival. Simaku dedicated this piece to Maria and Damien Harron.
For over a decade, Albanian-born British composer, Thomas Simaku’s music has been reaching audiences all over Europe and the USA, winning a number of prestigious awards such as the Serocki International Prize, AHRC Fellowship, DAAD Award, as well as an Honourable Mention at the Musical Personalities International Competition. Many notable performances include , among others, those given by Kreutzer Quartet, English Northern Philharmonia, European Union Chamber Orchestra, the New London Orchestra, Amsterdam New Music Ensemble, Tokyo Phonosphere Musicale, Capricorn Ensemble, Norwegian Medieval Trio and the Austrian 'Ticom' Ensemble.
Simaku’s style combines avant-gardism and modality in his own way, often with a deeply convincing inner strength, structural integrity and impressive character.