Biography

Daniil Trifonov

Current as of May 2024

The Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov was named Artist of the Year by the magazine Musical America in 2019, and has conquered the classical music world as a soloist, chamber musician and song accompanist, and also as a composer. He is an exclusive recording artist with Deutsche Grammophon, and received his first Grammy Award for his 2018 album Transcendental, featuring music by Liszt.

His 2023/24 season includes return invitations to perform with the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Orchestre de Paris. He also performs the piano concerto written for him by Mason Bates with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and tours the USA and Europe with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. In addition, he undertakes a tour of Europe with the cellist Gautier Capuçon, and presents his new solo recital programme of works by Rameau, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven (among others) in Vienna, Munich, Barcelona, Madrid, Milan as well as in Boston, San Francisco and New York. Following artistic residencies at the Vienna Musikverein, at Carnegie Hall, with the London Symphony Orchestra and with the Berlin Philharmonic, in the 2022/23 season Daniil Trifonov was artist in residence with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and with Radio France.
Daniil Trifonov is a regular guest at prestigious international festivals such as the Verbier Festival, the Tanglewood Festival, the Lucerne Festival, the BBC Proms and the Salzburg Festival. He appears regularly in recitals at leading concert halls, among them the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Barbican Centre and the Royal Festival Hall in London, BOZAR in Brussels, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. His chamber music partners include Sergei Babayan, Gautier and Renaud Capuçon, Vilde Frang, Clemens Hagen, Joshua Bell and Matthias Goerne.
Since 2013 he has been an exclusive recording artist for Deutsche Grammophon. His discography includes the Grammy-nominated live recording of his recital debut at Carnegie Hall; Silver Age, for which he was awarded an OPUS Klassik in 2021; and the double album Bach: The Art of Life, which was also nominated for a Grammy. He has recorded three albums of works by Rachmaninoff with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin, two of which received Grammy nominations; in 2019, the third album was awarded the Best Concerto Recording of the Year award by BBC Music Magazine.
Daniil Trifonov was born in 1991 in Nizhny Novgorod, attended Moscow’s Gnessin Institute and went on to further studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Sergei Babayan. In 2011 he won first prize at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv, third prize at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw and first prize and the grand prix of the jury at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. In 2016 he was named Gramophone’s Artist of the Year and in 2021 he was made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.

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