Simon Trpčeski has performed on our stage three times over the past 10 years. His first appearance for us was in 2004 and his most recent was in 2008.
Always a busy performer, he has had a full schedule since we last saw him. In 2009, Trpčeski was given the Order of Merit for Macedonia. He was appointed the first National Artist of the Republic of Macedonia in 2011. He continues to record award winning CDs. He performs with acclaimed orchestras and gives chamber music recitals around the world, loved by both the public and the critics. And, somewhere in between all of that, he teaches at the School of Music at the University of St. Cyril and St. Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia.
Skopje, Macedonia is Trpčeski’s home town. The Republic of Macedonia is in the southeast of Europe, bordered by Kosovo, Bulgaria, Greece, and Albania. Its capital, Skopje, is located in the northern region of Macedonia and is home to about a 1/2 million people. Though the country is landlocked, the Vardar River flows through the city as it makes it way to the Aegean Sea. Skopje has several bridges in the city that span the river. One key bridge is the Stone Bridge, linking the Old Bazaar to the main square in the centre of the city. The Old Bazaar is a merchant quarter dating from the 12th century, full of history. It is recognized as a cultural heritage site by the government.
To learn more about Macedonia or Simon Trpčeski, visit his website at http://www.trpceski.com/simon/
To hear him in person, join us on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 8pm! http://www.music-toronto.com/piano/Simon_Trpceski.htm