Born in Macedonia, Simon Trpčeski studied with Boris Romanov. He was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and was honoured with the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award in 2003.
Simon Trpčeski performs with leading orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, WDR Sinfonieorchester, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Amsterdam Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orchestre National de France, The Royal Danish Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, China Philharmonic Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra, amongst others.
He regularly gives solo recitals in New York, Paris, Munich, Prague, São Paulo, Sydney, Beijing, Tokyo and London where he was recently Artist-in-Residence at Wigmore Hall. He has performed at prestigious festivals including Verbier, Bergen, Baltic Sea and BBC Proms.
Trpčeski is also a committed chamber musician, appearing with his regular duo partner Daniel Müller-Schott in the UK, Germany, USA and Canada. He has recorded prolifically; his first recording (EMI, 2002) was Gramophone’s ‘Editor’s Choice’. His 2010 and 2011 albums of Rachmaninov’s complete concertos were awarded a Diapason d’or de l’année and a Gramophone’s ‘Editor’s Choice’ respectively. His recording of Prokofiev’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 3 received a Diapason d’or in September 2017. His latest recital album Tales from Russia was named ‘Instrumental Choice’ in January 2020 by BBC Music Magazine.
With the special support of KulturOp (Macedonia’s cultural and arts organization), Trpčeski works regularly with young musicians in Macedonia to cultivate the country’s next generation of artists.