the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
International concert pianist to give exclusive recital
23 September 2016
Edgbaston High School is delighted to announce that concert pianist Simon Trpčeski will be performing at EHS on Wednesday 9 November, 6.30 - 7.30pm in the Octagon. Mr Trpčeski is one of the most celebrated pianists of his generation and has become a household name in the UK due to his regular features on Classic FM and Radio 3; he is also a regular performer at the BBC Proms.
Mr Trpčeski has established himself as one of the most remarkable musicians to have emerged in recent years, performing with many of the world’s greatest orchestras and captivating audiences worldwide. He is praised for his impeccable technique and delicate expression.
Mr Trpčeski enjoys a busy and varied career as a concert pianist and is a frequent soloist in the UK with the London Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, the Philharmonia and Halle, the Royal Liverpool and the London Philharmonic orchestras. He has collaborated with all major orchestras in Europe, the Far East and America with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Antonio Pappano, Charles Dutoit & Marin Alsop to name just a few.
This exclusive event will surely be a special occasion for Edgbaston High School and we are extremely excited to welcome a musician of such international quality.
Entry to this concert is free to all EHS students but there is a charge of £10 for adults and guests. Tickets will be available in advance through the Bursary office. All the seats will be unreserved and programmes will be available before the recital. Tickets will be on sale very soon; look out for further details in forthcoming editions of Friday Headlines.
Director of Music
Praise for Simon Trpčeski:
"Trpčeski is a remarkable pianist, smartly blending restraint, sense of tonal colour and knowing when and how much to unleash bravado, in measured doses."
Josef Woodard, Los Angeles Times
"Electrifying virtuosity, but no whiff of show-off. The most delicate feelings, yet nothing precious or lacy. Head plus heart, lots of heart."
Geoff Brown, The London Times
"Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G positively glittered, thanks to pianist Simon Trpčeski, whose playing was witty, buoyant and always in cahoots with the orchestra.”
The Guardian, Erica Jeal