Born in Nizhniy Novgorod in 1991, Daniil Trifonov is one of the brightest names of the next generation of pianists. His reputation for outstanding performances, musical insight and expressive intensity has already surpassed the attention he received during the 2010/11 season when he won medals at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw (Third Prize), the Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv (First Prize) and the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (First Prize and Grand Prix, an additional honour bestowed on the best overall competitor in any category). In 2013, he was also awarded the prestigious Franco Abbiati Prize for Best Instrumental Soloist by Italy's foremost music critics. Prior to that, Trifonov received awards at the Scriabin Competition of Moscow and at the San Marino International competition, and received a Guzik Foundation Career Grant in 2009.
Highlights of recent seasons have included debuts with the Vienna Philharmonic (tour and subscription concerts), London Symphony and Mariinsky Orchestras with Gergiev, Israel Philharmonic with Mehta, Philharmonia Orchestra with Maazel, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with Harth-Bedoya, Philadelphia Orchestra with Macelaru, San Francisco Symphony and Minnesota Orchestra with Vanska, Russian National Orchestra with Pletnev, New York Philharmonic with Gilbert, Cleveland Orchestra with Gaffigan, Boston Symphony with Guerrero, Chicago Symphony and Royal Philharmonic with Dutoit, Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Elder, Oslo Philharmonic with Petrenko and Danish Radio Symphony with Noseda, as well as performances with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Warsaw Philharmonic, and collaborations with Vladimir Fedoseyev, Sir Neville Marriner and Antoni Wit.
Recital debuts have included the Stern Auditorium of New York Carnegie Hall, Washington Kennedy Center, Boston Celebrity Series, London Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Paris Auditorium du Louvre, Brussels Palais de Beaux Arts, Zurich Tonhalle and Lucerne Piano Festival, Milano Sala Verdi, Tokyo Opera City, and many others. Daniil Trifonov has also been presented by the major festivals of Europe: Verbier, Lucerne, Montreux, Tivoli, Edinburgh, Lockenhaus, Grafenegg, La Roque d'Anthéron, Klavier Festival Ruhr; while in the USA he appeared at Blossom, Ravinia and Chautauqua festivals.
The 2014/15 season and beyond sees Daniil Trifonov performing with prestigious international orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Vienna Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, Cleveland and Czech Philharmonic Orchestras. In 2015, Trifonov will perform the complete Rachmaninov Piano Concerti with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, London and in October 2014, he toured Japan with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Gergiev.
Trifonov's upcoming recitals include returns to Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw's Master Piano Series, Théatre des Champs Elysées, Tokyo's Opera City, Wigmore Hall, Munich Herkulesaal and Barcelona's Palau de la Musica. In September 2014, Trifonov made his recital debut at London's Royal Festival Hall when he opened the 2014/15 International Piano Series. Daniil Trifonov is also a noted chamber musician and will give festival performances with musicians such as Nicholas Angelich, Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Yuri Bashmet and Vilde Frang, a piano duo tour of the US with Sergei Babayan and concerts in London, Paris and Zurich with the Pavel Haas Quartet.
Daniil Trifonov began his musical studies at the age of five. He studied at Moscow Gnesin School of Music in the class of Tatiana Zelikman (2000-2009). From 2006 to 2009 he also studied composition and has continued to write piano, chamber and orchestral music since then. When he premiered his own piano concerto in spring 2014, the Cleveland Plain Dealer commented, "Even having seen it, one cannot quite believe it. Such is the artistry of pianist-composer Daniil Trifonov." Since 2009, he has studied piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music in the class of Sergei Babayan.
In February 2013, Deutsche Grammophon announced the signing of an exclusive recording agreement with Daniil Trifonov. Last season saw the release of Trifonov: The Carnegie Recital, his first recording as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist which has subsequently won a Grammy Award nomination. Trifonov's next release for the label will be a recording of Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. His discography also includes a disc of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 with Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra which was released on the Mariinsky label in 2012. His first CD was released on Decca in 2011, featuring a selection of Chopin solo works.View Daniil Trifonov's official website
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