Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann op.9 (1854)
Soirees de Vienne – Franz Schubert S427, Nos 5, 7 and 6
— Interval —
Tales of an old Grandmother op.31 (1918)
A night on a bare mountain – arranged by Konstantin Chernov
Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major op.83 (1939-42)
Following the Government’s announcements of 16 March, Codsall Arts Festival Committee has agreed with Simon Trpčeski that the performance on Tues 24th March will not take place due to circumstances beyond our control (coronavirus).
It is with great pleasure that we welcome back the world-renowned pianist, Simon Trpčeski.
During the 2019/20 season Trpčeski will return to European orchestras such as Concertgebouworkest, the London Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Tonkünstler-Orchester in Vienna, Royal Danish Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He also performs at prestigious festivals including Verbier, Bergen, the Baltic Sea Festival and the BBC Proms.
Trpčeski’s folk project ‘Makedonissimo’, devised with composer Pande Shahov, celebrates the music and culture of his native Macedonia.
Trpčeski has recorded prolifically. His most recent release appeared in autumn 2019, a disc of solo Russian repertoire, for Onyx Classics.
With the special support of KulturOp – Macedonia’s leading cultural and arts organisation – Trpčeski works regularly with young musicians in Macedonia in order to cultivate the country’s next generation of artists.
Christopher Morley will interview Simon on stage at 6.15pm – free admission for ticket holders.
“Trpčeski’s art is to probe deep beneath the notes and elicit the essential character and substance of a score. … Deftness and passion made a performance that was extraordinarily compelling in its freshness and capacity to expose the music’s very heart.” – The Telegraph
We are grateful to the Harding Trust for the loan of the Steinway Model D concert grand piano.
Please note that children under 12 will not be admitted to this performance.