Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski performs with the world’s foremost orchestras including Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Russian National, NDR Elbphilharmonie, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Helsinki Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Real Filharmonía de Galicia, New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, New Japan Philharmonic, China Philharmonic and Melbourne Symphony. He regularly gives solo recitals in New York, London, Paris, Munich, Prague, Tokyo, Bilbao, Beijing, Shanghai and Sydney, and performs chamber music at Verbier, Aspen Music Festival, Bergen International Festival, the Baltic Sea Festival and the BBC Proms.
Conductors he regularly collaborates with include Alsop, Bringuier, Dausgaard, Dudamel, Hrůša, Jurowski, Mälkki, Nelsons, Noseda, Oramo, Orozco-Estrada, Pappano, V. Petrenko, Saraste, Shani, Slobodeniouk, Ticciati and Urbański.
During the 2018/19 season Trpčeski will open the Halle Orchestra’s season, and appear with the Philharmonia, London Symphony, Russian State Symphony, Sinfonica de Galicia, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony, amongst others. He will perform both Brahms concertos with Oslo Phil, both in Oslo and on tour. A committed chamber musician, he appears at the Oslo Opera House, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele Festspiele, plus Mecklenburg Vorpommern. His self-made folk project, “Makedonissimo”, which celebrates the music and culture of his native Macedonia, will perform in Concertgebouw, Lille Piano Festival and in the UK, including at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and at Birmingham Piano Festival.
Trpčeski has recorded prolifically to widespread acclaim. His first recording (EMI, 2002) received both the “Editor’s Choice” and “Debut Album” awards at the Gramophone Awards. In 2010 and 2011, his interpretations of Rachmaninov’s complete concertos plus “Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini”, with Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, were recognized with Classic FM, Gramophone “Editor’s Choice,” and Diapason d’Or accolades. His recording for Onyx Classics of Prokofiev’s Piano Concertos No. 1 and 3 again won him the Diapason d’Or in 2017.
With the support of KulturOp — Macedonia’s leading cultural and arts organization —, Trpčeski works regularly with young musicians in Macedonia in order to cultivate the talent of the country’s next generation of artists. Born in the Republic of Macedonia in 1979, Simon Trpčeski is a graduate of the School of Music in Skopje, where he studied with Boris Romanov. He was previously a BBC New Generation Artist, and was honoured with the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award in 2003.