Born in Macedonia in 1979, Simon Trpčeski is a graduate of the School of Music at the University of St. Cyril and St. Methodius in Skopje, where he studied with Boris Romanov. He was previously named a BBC New Generation Artists, and in May 2003 he was honored with the Young Artist Award by the Royal Philharmonic Society. In December 2009 the President of Macedonia, H.E. Gjorge Ivanov, honored him with the Presidential Order of Merit, a decoration given to foreign and domestic dignitaries responsible for the affirmation of Macedonia abroad. Most recently, in September 2011, Mr. Trpčeski became the first-ever recipient of the title “National Artist of Macedonia”.
Simon Trpčeski is a frequent soloist with the major North American orchestras, including the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco, St. Louis, Seattle, Baltimore, Atlanta, Pittsburg and Boston Symphonies. Engagements with major European ensembles include the London Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester, Dresden Philharmonic, RSB Berlin, WDR Cologne, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Russian National Orchestra, Russian State Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Orchestre National de France, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic and St. Petersburg Philharmonic. Elsewhere he has performed with the New Japan, Seoul and Hong Kong Philharmonics, China Philharmonic, Sao Paulo and the Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and New Zealand Symphonies.