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Simon Trpčeski – Beethoven 250th Anniversary II

Sunday December 13 2020
20.15 h – Main Hall– Koninklijk Concertgebouw

All concerts of the 2020-2021 season have been canceled. Read the press release (in Dutch) >>


L. van Beethoven 32 variations on an original theme
in c minor, WoO 80
12 variations on a Russian theme
in a major, WoO 71
L. van Beethoven / F. Liszt Symphony no. 7, 2nd part
Symphony no. 3 ‘Eroica’, 3rd part
Nikolaj Rimski-Korsakov Sheherazade (arrangement for piano solo)

Programme subject to changes

Category 1 45,00 • CJP/65+  34,00
Category 2 36,00 • CJP/65+  27,00


Warm, cheerful and disarming

Simon Trpčeski (pronounced turp-tsjes-ki) was born on September 18, 1979 in Skopje (Northern Macedonia). This pre-eminently captivating pianist comes from both father’s and mother’s sides from simple peasant families in small Macedonian mountain villages. These people, according to him, “owned nothing at all, but had everything.” And that “everything” consisted of extremely close family ties, which were further strengthened in the evening after the meal by singing and dancing together. Trpčeski, therefore, radiates an unprecedented warm simplicity and cheerfulness. His performance at the piano awakens positive associations with the well-known biblical proverb: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”

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