"Trpceski is the real deal. A pianistic talent in a thousand."ef
The Times, June 2005

Simon Trpceski, though still in his mid-twenties, has established himself as one of the most remarkable young musicians to have emerged in recent years, playing with many of the world’s great orchestras and delighting audiences world-wide. His recent sell-out recital at the Wigmore Hall, London prompted the Telegraph’s critic to describe Simon Trpceski as “one of the great musicians of our day.”
Following a successful BBC Proms debut in 2004 Simon has performed extensively in the UK, including concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé as well as the City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras. In the coming season he will make a seventh return visit to the Wigmore Hall and will continue to give recital performances throughout UK, Europe and US. He will also return to the Philharmonia Orchestra, with whom he plays each season, and to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
During the past few seasons Simon has enjoyed successful performances all around the world including US engagements with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Seattle Symphony. In Asia Simon has performed with the New Japan Philharmonic, Sendai Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras. Other engagements in Europe have included debuts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Kammerphilharmonie, DSO Berlin, NDR Hamburg, Orchestre National de Lille and Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
This season Simon’s international highlights include a return visit to the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, and Danish National Symphony Orchestra / DR. He will also return to the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras and has a debut tour with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
Simon’s first recital recording, as part of the EMI Classics’ Debut Series, features music by Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Stravinsky and Prokofiev. It received both the Editor’s Choice and the Debut Album Awards at the Gramophone Awards. His second recital recording, an all Rachmaninov disc, received unanimous praise from the critics and marked his transition to EMI Classic’s main label. A third disc, an all-Chopin recording, was equally applauded, The Times wrote: “Young though he is, Trpceski already offers the mature virtuoso performances that seasoned players would die to command." This season saw the recent release of Simon Trpceski's fourth recording for EMI Classics, a Debussy recital disc. Once again the disc has gathered widespread critical acclaim, the Independent on Sunday wrote: "This is subtle, clever, imaginative pianism of the very highest quality."
Born in the Republic of Macedonia in 1979, Simon Trpceski has won prizes in international piano competitions in the UK (London International Piano Competition 2000), Czech Republic and Italy. In July 2002 he graduated from the Faculty of Music of the University of St Cyril and St Methodius in Skopje where he studied with Professor Boris Romanov. He was a member of the BBC New Generation Scheme 2001 – 2003 and in May 2003 he was awarded the ‘Young Artist Award’ by the Royal Philharmonic Society.
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