Simon Trpceski plays Grieg, Mendelssohn and Rimsky-Korsakov
Simon Trpceski performs a remarkable piano arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, in addition to Grieg and Mendelssohn. Mark Forrest presents from Birmingham Town Hall.
Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski isn't afraid of a challenge: the climax of this recital at Birmingham Town Hall is Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral tour de force Scheherazade - but performed by one man! This arrangement for solo piano by Paul Gilson shouldn't faze Trpčeski, who has been described as "a first rate virtuoso" by The Arts Desk.
The programme also includes Grieg's masterful Holberg Suite in its original composition for piano and a selection of Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words.
Mark Forrest presents this recital from the Grade I-listed Birmingham Town Hall, with its imposing Roman-inspired architecture and enormous pipe organ, once played by Felix Mendelssohn himself.
Since being chosen as one of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists back in 2001, Simon Trpčeski has established himself both as an eminent recitalist and soloist with orchestras around the world, as well as a passionate advocate of Macedonia's cultural scene.
Edvard Grieg - Holberg Suite
Felix Mendelssohn - Songs Without Words (selection)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (arr Paul Gilson) - Scheherazade.