Simon Trpčeski brings Macedonian rhythms to Wigmore Hall
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Simon Trpčeski will be returning to Wigmore Hall with the UK premiere of 'Makedonissimo' this coming Sunday, 21 January 2018. The Macedonian pianist creates a platform to …

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Simon Trpčeski brings Macedonian rhythms to Wigmore Hall

19.01.2018

Simon Trpčeski will be returning to Wigmore Hall with the UK premiere of 'Makedonissimo' this coming Sunday, 21 January 2018. The Macedonian pianist creates a platform to trace his musical roots with folk melodies, arranged for piano and band comprising violin, cello, woodwind and percussion by Pande Shahov especially for this project.

This exploration of Macedonian musical tradition does not approach the songs and dances in a scholarly fashion. Instead, the composer's idea was to place the original material within his own sound world, which is equally influenced by an impressionist attitude to resonance and jazz harmony. And so, the result is neither authentic in an ethnomusicological sense nor a stylistic compositional exercise, but rather offers rousing rhythms and eclectic melodies.

Simon Trpčeski - piano
Aleksander Krapovski - violin
Alexander Somov - cello
Hidan Mamudov - clarinet, saxophone, kaval
Vlatko Nushev - percussion

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