Simon Trpceski performs with the world’s foremost orchestras including Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Real Filharmonía de Galicia, New York Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, China Philharmonic and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He regularly gives solo recitals in such cultural capitals as New York, London, Paris, Munich, Prague and Tokyo. He performs chamber music at festivals such as Verbier, Aspen Music Festival, Bergen International Festival, the Baltic Sea Festival and the BBC Proms. Conductors he collaborates with include Marin Alsop, Lionel Bringuier, Thomas Dausgaard, Jakob Hruša, Vladimir Jurowski, Susanna Mälkki, Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Sakari Oramo, Antonio Pappano, Vasily Petrenko, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Lahav Shani, Dima Slobodeniouk, Robin Ticciati and Krzysztof Urbanski.
During the 2018/19 season Trpceski will appear with the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta 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 begins a duo partnership with violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing including at Oslo Opera House. He also appears at the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele as well as Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern at the invitation of his regular duo partner Daniel Müller-Schott. His self-made folk project, “Makedonissimo”, which celebrates the music and culture of his native Macedonia, has performed in the UK including the Wigmore Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and at Birmingham Piano Festival. In addition to performances in Belgrade and at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw Hall.
Trpceski 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 Orchestra, were recognised with Classic FM, Gramophone “Editor’s Choice,” and Diapason d’Or accolades. Trpceski’s March 2012 recital at the Wigmore Hall, released on “Wigmore Hall Live”, was immediately hailed by The Telegraph as “Classical CD of the Week.” His recording for Onyx Classics of Prokofiev’s Piano Concertos No. 1 and 3 again won him the Diapason d’Or in September 2017.
With the special support of KulturOp — Macedonia’s leading cultural and arts organisation — and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia, Trpceski 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 Trpceski 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.