|Simon Trpceski’s Radiating Concerts with London Philharmonic|
(www.culture.in.mk, 09.03.2009) – Macedonian piano virtuoso Simon Trpceski was awarded long applause and ovations by British audiences once again for his concert as the soloist with the London Philharmonic at the Royal Festival Hall in London and Brighton Home at the weekend. Trpceski played popular Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra by Tchaikovsky. The audiences’ reaction in the two overcrowded halls incited Trpceski to perform a piece by Macedonian composer Pande Shahov, “Na Struga dukan da imam,” dedicated to the Town of Poetry in his country, the Republic of Macedonia, as the pianist said.
The concert was held under the baton of French Louis Langrée, who did not hide delight at meeting Trpceski onstage for the first time. “He is magnificent. I knew and have heard a lot about him from people working with him at Emi Classic and the Lincoln Center in New York where I am Art Director. Simon has some kind of electricity, he sounds so purely. I am really deeply impressed and happy," he said after the concert.
Trpceski also did not hide his happiness with his triumph. “I am performing with the London Philharmonic, one of the top world orchestras for the second time. The audiences in the Royal Festival Hall and in Brighton have been delighted again, and the Orchestra has accepted me perfectly,” Trpceski said.
A reception on the concert was given by the Ambassador of Macedonia to the United Kingdom, Marija Efremova, after the concert.
Trpceski’s successful tour is continuing on Tuesday with a recital in Cambridge and is closing with a Dublin concert on 14 March where our piano virtuoso is performing the National Orchestra of the Radio and Television Ireland.