Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski (pronounced terp-CHESS-kee) has established himself as one of the most remarkable musicians to have emerged in recent years, and is praised for his powerful virtuosity and deeply expressive approach. Trpčeski’s 2017-18 season includes performances with the San Francisco Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Orchestre National de France, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. He also continues a multi-year residency for Wigmore Hall. In the summer of 2017, Trpčeski was featured in a pair of performances with the Chicago Symphony performing concertos by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.
Simon Trpčeski works regularly with a prominent list of conductors including Marin Alsop, Gustavo Dudamel, and Charles Dutoit, and is a frequent soloist with the major North American orchestras, including the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, and the Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Baltimore Symphonies. His most recent recording–released by Onyx Classics in June 2017–revives his much-heralded collaboration with Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and features Prokofiev’s Piano Concertos No. 1 and 3 together with the Overture on Hebrew Themes.
Born in the Republic of Macedonia in 1979, Trpčeski is a graduate of the School of Music at the University of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, where he studied with Boris Romanov. He was previously named a BBC New Generation Artists, and in May 2003 he was honored with the Young Artist Award by the Royal Philharmonic Society.
Trpčeski is featured soloist in the world premiere of a Festival-commissioned piano concerto written for him by Macedonian composer Pande Shahov, to be performed on August 3, during Aural Histories.
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