"Good old tradition wrapped in a warm sound. It is a real pleasure to experience grand pianos by C. Bechstein and truly enjoy them!"
Born in Macedonia, Simon Trpčeski studied with Boris Romanov. He was previously a BBC New Generation Artist and was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award in 2003. He performs with orchestras such as the Concertgebouworkest, the Russian National Orchestra, the WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, New York Philharmonic, China Philharmonic and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. He regularly gives solo recitals in cultural capitals such as New York, Paris, Munich, Prague, São Paulo, Sydney, Beijing, Tokyo and London, where he was recently Artist in Residence at Wigmore Hall. He performs at prestigious festivals such as Verbier, Bergen, the Baltic Sea Festival and the BBC Proms. His folk project 'Makedonissimo', developed with composer Pande Shahov, celebrates the music and culture of his native Macedonia.
Simon Trpčeski has made numerous recordings. His first recording (EMI, 2002) was awarded "Editor's Choice" and "Debut Album" at the Gramophone Awards. In 2010 and 2011, his interpretations of Rachmaninov's complete concertos were recognized with Classic FM, Gramophone "Editor's Choice" and Diapason d'or awards. His recording of Prokofiev's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 3 for Onyx Classics earned him another Diapason d'or in September 2017. With the special support of KulturOp - Macedonia's leading cultural and arts organization - Simon Trpčeski regularly works with young musicians in Macedonia to nurture the country's next generation of artists.
Foto (c) Benjamin Ealovega / Slavco Spirovski - KulturOp and Gregor Willmes