Daniil Trifonov plays Bach, Beethoven and Liszt

Live at Carnegie Hall

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Daniil Trifonov — Pianist

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Daniil Trifonov in recital at Carnegie Hall, live on!

A sensation before he was 20, Daniil Trifonov has proven that he is more than just a young phenomenon. After bursting onto the music scene in 2010, winning the third prize at the prestigious International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Daniil Trifonov won the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 2011 (and received the prize from Valery Gergiev in person), and won the first prize of the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition in Tel Aviv the same year. Daniil Trifonov has quickly become one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation. He received rave reviews from his peers and from the press: In 2011, Martha Argerich declared to the Financial Times, "He has everything and more."

This program includes works by Bach (an arrangement of the Fantasy and Fugue for Organ BWV 542), Beethoven (the monumental Sonata, Op. 111), and Liszt (the Transcendental Etudes), about which the Financial Times said, "It was in the Liszt [...] that he came into his own—a titanic performance, projected with a confidence and relish that masked the music’s ferocious technical challenges beneath a mastery of its tempestuous surges and swings of mood; and without a whiff of exaggeration." wants to thank Eren Group for their support of this webcast.

Daniil Trifonov appears courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon.

Audio for this broadcast provided by Classical 105.9 FM WQXR, New York, as part of the Carnegie Hall Live series.


© Picture: Dario Acosta.

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