Simon Trpčeski – Schubert, Bach, Liszt

With repertoire rich in nods towards a folk hinterland, Trpčeski’s programme for this Wigmore Hall Live CD draws strongly on his deep immersion in national traditions of music and dance throughout his childhood. Schubert’s tuneful 16 German Dances pave the way to what is arguably the composer’s most virtuosic sonata, his ‘Wanderer’ Fantasy. Almost symphonic in scale, Trpčeski’s emphatically energetic performance here unleashes an emotional outpouring.

Simon Trpčeski, Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra – Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

‘The piano part is a strenuous workout for the soloist. Mr Trpceski admirably conquered its myriad technical difficulties, which surpass that of the First Concerto. He played with virtuoso panache in the many bravura passages and with an elegant touch in more introverted moments.’ – New York Times ‘It is not simply that Simon Trpceski has a phenomenal technique. Crucially he has the musical intelligence to know how to apply

Simon Trpčeski, Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra – Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

‘The piano part is a strenuous workout for the soloist. Mr Trpceski admirably conquered its myriad technical difficulties, which surpass that of the First Concerto. He played with virtuoso panache in the many bravura passages and with an elegant touch in more introverted moments.’ – New York Times ‘It is not simply that Simon Trpceski has a phenomenal technique. Crucially he has the musical intelligence to know how to apply