Bob Jones' pioneering podcast series dedicates time to the artists and organisations that make the classical world turn - this week he talks to Simon Trpceski.
The youngest of three children and born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1979, classical pianist Simon Trpceski errs towards concerto repertory and tackling challenging compositions by Rachmaninov, Liszt and Prokofiev. Hugely popular in his homeland, Trpceski regularly tours across the US, Canada, Europe, the Far East and Australasia.
- Prior to graduating from the University of St Cyril and St Methodius in 2002, Trpceski debuted at the Wigmore Hall in London in 2001.
- Upon graduation, he released his highly acclaimed debut album that featured works by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Scriabin.
- Just two years later Trpceski debuted with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in Saint-Saëns' Second Concerto. In 2005, his performance with the New York Philharmonic of Rachmaninov’s Third was greeted with great acclaim.
- He has performed with English orchestras including the London Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestras, the Hallé Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
- In 2009 Trpceski was awarded the Presidential Order of Merit by Macedonian President H.E. Gjorge Ivanov.
Did You Know?
Simon Trpceski has gone back to his roots by teaching at St. Cyril and St. Methodius University.
Frédéric Chopin - Nocturne op.48 No. 1
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Classic FM Drive Featured Album, 14 July 2014
Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski draws out the wit and tension from Rachmaninov's piano works on this outstanding disc
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