LA TIMES PRAISES SIMON TRPCESKI PERFORMANCE
Under subtitle "Simon Trpceski splendidly performs Grieg's Piano Concerto", U.S. daily "Los Angeles Times" reviews the concert in the Walt Disney Concert Hall, where Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski performed as soloist of the LA Philharmonic, under the baton of maestro Vasily Petrenko.
"The young Macedonian pianist was all grace and eloquence. He found the natural inner flow of the Grieg, its stream of melody. His tone has an understated beauty. He brought to Grieg his knack for a clarity that never seems artificial nor cold", says LA Times critic Mark Swed.
According to him, Trpceski is ultimately an environmental pianist who gives the impression that the piano can reflect the timbral qualities of a violin or clarinet or horn when he joins in with them.
"He and the conductor worked as one, and together they presented the old Grieg concerto as a resource ever replenished", reads the review.