Biography

Daniil Trifonov

Current as of August 2021

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, who was named artist of the year by Musical America in 2019, has conquered the classical music world in a spectacular way, as a soloist in the concerto repertoire, as a chamber

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov was named artist of the year by Musical America in 2019 and has conquered the classical music world as a soloist in the concerto repertoire, as a chamber musician and as an accompanist, as well as a composer. In 2018 he won his first Grammy Award for the solo album Transcendental, featuring works by Liszt, his third release as an exclusive artist for Deutsche Grammophon.

His double album Silver Age, featuring works by Skryabin, Prokofiev and Stravinsky, was released in November 2020 and recorded with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev. Daniil Trifonov had previously released his two-part project Destination Rachmaninov and the Grammy-nominated Rachmaninov: Variations with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

During the 2020/21 season he has performed with the Czech Philharmonic under Semyon Bychkov, as well as with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under Andris Nelsons, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under Lahav Shani, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Gustavo Gimeno and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra with Alan Gilbert. He also appeared at the Moscow Easter Festival with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev.

His chamber music partners include Sergei Babayan, Gautier and Renaud Capuçon, Vilde Frang, Clemens Hagen, Joshua Bell and Matthias Goerne. Daniil Trifonov has been artist in residence at the Musikverein in Vienna and at Carnegie Hall, as well as with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic. Recent highlights include tours with the London Symphony Orchestra and Simon Rattle and appearances with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra.

Daniil Trifonov regularly gives solo recitals at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Barbican Centre and Royal Festival Hall in London, BOZAR in Brussels, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

Daniil Trifonov, born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1991, attended the Moscow Gnessin Institute before continuing his studies in the piano and composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2011 he received first prize at the Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv, third prize at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw and first prize and the jury’s grand prix at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition. In 2013 he received the Premio Abbiati for best instrumental soloist from the Italian music critics and was named artist of the year by Gramophone in 2016.

the jury’s grand prix at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition. In 2013 he received the Premio Abbiati for best instrumental soloist from the Italian music critics and was named artist of the year by Gramophone in 2016.

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