Mr Trpčeski’s 2011-2012 season features a robust schedule of orchestral and recital performances. Worldwide orchestral highlights include engagements with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Barcelona Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Bamberg Symphony and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras as well as the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg. He will complete a Rachmaninov Piano Concerto cycle with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and make his début with the China Philharmonic and Guangzhou Philharmonic Orchestras. Mr Trpčeski will also make his Carnegie Hall recital début, and gives recitals in Paris, Hong Kong, London, Milan and Florence.
March 2010 saw Mr Trpčeski’s concerto recording début on the Avie label, showcasing Rachmaninov’s notoriously challenging Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3 with Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The album was awarded the Diapason d’Or de l’année and Classic FM’s “Editor’s Choice”. In June 2011, the Avie label released the second concerto album from Trpčeski, Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; the completion of Rachmaninov piano concerti, Nos. 1 and 4 alongside Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The second disc has been recognized with Classic FM, Gramophone “Editor’s Choice” and Diapason d’Or distinctions.
A superb recitalist, Simon Trpčeski has given solo performances in such cultural capitals as New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Munich, Prague, Hamburg, Bilbao, Dublin and Tokyo. Simon has received widespread acclaim for his recital recordings on the EMI label. His first recording, released in 2002, featured works by Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Stravinsky and Prokofiev, and received both the “Editor’s Choice” and “Début Album” awards at the Gramophone Awards. His 2005 Rachmaninoff and 2007 Chopin discs both received extensive praise from critics. In 2008, he released an all-Debussy disc entitled Debussy: Images, which was equally applauded. Recently, his Rachmaninov concerti recorded with the RLPO and Vasily Petrenko gained fantastic critical acclaim.