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Acclaimed pianist Simon Trpčeski returns to showcase
Rachmaninov’s captivating Piano Concerto No.2
under the baton of Maestro Edo de Waart


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[13 January 2011 – Hong Kong] World renowned Macedonia pianist Simon Trpčeski will return to play Rachmaninov’s widely-loved Piano Concerto No.2. Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) under the baton of its Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, Maestro Edo de Waart, will also perform Rachmaninov’s Scherzo in D minor, Vocalise and Symphonic Dances.

Great Performers: “Rachmaninov cycle II: Trpčeski plays Rach 2” will be held on 11 & 12 February (Fri & Sat), 8pm, at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. Free pre-concert talks will be held on both nights, 7:15pm at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Auditoria Building 4/F Foyer.

Simon Trpčeski, piano

“Trpčeski is the real deal. A pianistic talent in a thousand.”

New York Times

Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski has established himself as one of the most remarkable young musicians to have emerged in recent years, performing with many of the world’s greatest orchestras and delighting audiences worldwide. Simon works regularly with a list of conductors that includes Zinman, Andrew Davis, Maazel, Jurowski, Tortelier, Pappano, Ashkenazy, Dutoit, Alsop, Dudamel, Petrenko and Noseda. He has performed extensively in the United Kingdom, including regular appearances with the London Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, and London Philharmonic etc.

Simon’s concerto recording début on the Avie label in March 2010, showcasing Rachmaninov’s challenging Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3 with Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra was positioned in the Top 10 of both the Billboard Classical Chart and the UK’s specialist classical chart, and additionally won the Classic FM’s “Editor’s Choice” Award.

Edo de Waart, conductor
Renowned as an “orchestral builder” who has the enviable ability to transform his orchestras into world-class ensembles, Maestro Edo de Waart has held such distinguished positions as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Sydney Symphony and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Opera, as well as Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and Minnesota Orchestras. He is also the Music Director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic.

Maestro de Waart has received a number of awards for his outstanding achievements in music. He is a Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion and he was awarded the Order of Australia – a reflection of his invaluable contribution to Australian cultural life during his decade with the Sydney Symphony. He was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in recognition of his contribution to music internationally, and in particular, his commitment to developing future generations of musicians in Hong Kong.

Great Performers: Rachmaninov cycle II: Trpčeski plays Rach 2
11&12 | 2 | 2011
fri & sat 8pm
HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall
HK$380 $280 $200 $120
Available at URBTIX from now


Edo de Waart conductor
Simon Trpčeski piano

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An All-Rachmaninov Programme

Scherzo in D minor  
Piano Concerto No. 2  
Symphonic Dances  

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Edo de Waart
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HKPO) is one of Asia’s leading orchestras. Enriching Hong Kong’s cultural life for over a century, the Orchestra has grown into a formidable ensemble of Chinese and international talents, attracting world-class artists to collaborate on its stage. HKPO annually touches the lives of over 200,000 music lovers through more than 150 performances including its extensive education activities for children and adults alike, and free concerts such as the popular Swire Symphony under the Stars, and regular broadcasts and telecasts. Outside of Hong Kong, HKPO has made a number of critically acclaimed tours in Asia and Europe. In the 2010/11 season, the Orchestra undertakes a China tour of Shanghai, Xi’an and Beijing under the leadership of Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Maestro Edo de Waart. The first of which is an Expo 2010 programme.

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
SWIRE is the Principal Patron of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra is the Venue Partner of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre

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