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HK debut for promising young pianist

"A star, one suspects, is born." Such was the glowing tribute that appeared in the Financial Times on July 4, 2001.

After his stunning debut piano recital at Wigmore Hall in London in 2001, Simon Trpceski has become one of the world's most promising young pianists. The rising star will give his Hong Kong debut in June.

Featuring works by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, the recital will take place at 8pm on June 21 (Monday) at the Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall.

Trpceski, born in Macedonia in 1979, is a graduate of the Faculty of Music of the University of St Cyril and St Methodius in Skopje. The young pianist has already won an impressive number of international prizes, including the Young Artist Award given by London's Royal Philharmonic Society in 2003. He also won Editor's Choice and Debut Disc at the 2003 Gramophone Awards in recognition of his first recital recording featuring music by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Scriabin.

From 2001-2003, Trpceski was a member of the BBC New Generation Scheme and he played with a number of world-renowned orchestras last season.

"Piano Recital by Simon Trpceski" is one of the programmes in "Music Rendezvous - City Hall Concert Hall Series" presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Tickets at $200, $140 and $80 are available at URBTIX outlets. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. A 10% discount applies to Friends of LCSD performing venues, 15% discount for each purchase of standard tickets for "Piano Recital by Simon Trpceski", "Emerson String Quartet" and "Budapest Festival Orchestra" and 10% discount for each purchase of standard tickets for any two of the above programmes.

For programme enquiries call 2268 7321 or visit . Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked through .

Ends/Wednesday, April 28, 2004
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