Simon Trpčeski and friends

6. July 2017
Knight's Hall, Križanke
19 €

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Transcriptions of Macedonian traditional music by Pande Shahov in collaboration with Simon Trpčeski

We dedicate this project to the Macedonian people.

Simon Trpčeski, piano
Hidan Mamudov, clarinet, saxophone and kaval
Aleksandar Krapovski, violin
Alexander Somov, violoncello
Vlatko Nushev, percussions


Pande Shahov: Pletenki (Plaits)

Plait 1

Plait 2
Dedicated to Simon’s mother and father
Čije je ona devojče
Ibrahim odža

Plait 3
Ne si go prodavaj, Koljo, čiflikot

Plait 4
Pomniš li libe, Todoro

Plait 5
Filka, moma
Sitna lisa
Staro Čunovo

Plait 6

The Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski will perform on Ljubljana Festival’s stage once again. He has established himself as one of the most remarkable musicians to have emerged in recent years, performing with many od the world’s greatest orchestras and captivating audiences worldwide. Mr. Trpčeski is praised for his impeccable technique and delicate expression. In the season of 2015/16 we saw him perform at the highest level across the globe. He made regular visits to the United Kingdom, giving performances with the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Elsewhere, he returned to play with the San Francisco, Atlanta, Vancouver and Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic and Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa. He also undertook a tour of Spain with the Helsinki Philharmonic and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra on a tour of the United Kingdom. Mr. Trpčeski has worked with a prominent list of conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lionel Bringuier, Andrew Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Vladimir Jurowski, Lorin Maazel, Antonio Pappano, Vasily Petrenko, Robin Ticciati, Yan Pascal Tortelier, David Zinman, Marin Alsop and Gianandrea Noseda. With the special support of KulturOp — Macedonia’s leading cultural and arts organization — and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Trpčeski works regularly with young musicians in Macedonia in order to cultivate the talent of the country’s next generation of artists.

This time Mr. Trpčeski will present “Makedonissimo” – transcriptions of Macedonian traditional music by Pande Shahov, who wrote: “This project, whilst aiming at discovering the Macedonian musical tradition, is not approaching the songs and dances in a scholarly fashion. As a composer, I wanted to place the original material within my own sound world, which is equally influenced by impressionist attitude to resonance and jazz harmony. “


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