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  • Pianist Simon TrpČEski Returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall for LA Phil Colburn Celebrity Series Recital
  • Feb. 8, 2011
  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011, AT 8 PM

    This Series is Endowed by a Generous Grant from the Colburn Foundation; Media Sponsor: 89.3 KPCC


    Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tuesday, February 22, at 8 p.m. The program showcases Chopin nocturnes, and includes the California premiere of Songs and Whispers by Trpčeski’s compatriot Pande Shahov, which quotes Chopin in the context of Macedonian folk music. Additionally, the program opens and closes with sonatas by Haydn and Prokofiev. The recital is part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2010/11 Colburn Celebrity series, which features some of the world’s leading virtuosos.

    With the ability to perform a diverse range of repertoire—from Haydn and Chopin to Debussy and Stravinsky—Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski has established himself as one of the most remarkable young musicians to have emerged in recent years, praised not only for his impeccable technique and delicate expression, but also for his warm personality and commitment to strengthening Macedonia’s cultural image. Trpčeski has appeared with many of the world’s finest orchestras.

    Remaining performances for the 2010/11 Colburn Celebrity recital series season include: pianist Yefim Bronfman (March 9, 2011); and flutist Sir James Galway and the Emerson String Quartet (March 14, 2011).

    Complete Program:

    HAYDN Piano Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI/20 

    CHOPIN Nocturne in B major, Op, 32, No. 1 

    CHOPIN Nocturne in A-flat major, Op. 32, No. 2 

    CHOPIN Nocturne in F-sharp minor, Op. 48, No. 2 

    CHOPIN Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1 

    PANDE SHAHOV Songs and Whispers – Suite for piano (California premiere)

    PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83

    WHO: Simon Trpčeski, piano


    Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at 8 PM


    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles


    Tickets ($38 - $99) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at, or via credit card by phone at 323.850.2000. When available, choral bench seats ($18) will be released for sale to selected Philharmonic, Colburn Celebrity Series, and Baroque Variations performances beginning at noon on the Tuesday of the second week prior to the concert. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For information, please call 323.850.2000.

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