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.
In October 2021 he released his album Bach: The Art of Life. In November 2020 he released the double album Silver Age, of works by Skryabin, Prokofiev and Stravinsky, recorded with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. In 2021 this recording won an OPUS Klassik award. Previously, Daniil Trifonov released the two-part project Destination Rachmaninov and the Grammy-nominated album Rachmaninov: Variations with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Daniil Trifonov opened the 2022/23 season with a concert tour of North America, appearing centre stage in the opening galas of the National Symphony Orchestra and New York’s Carnegie Hall, the latter of which launched a series of concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has since returned to Carnegie Hall for the first of three chamber music recitals with Joshua Bell and for the final concert in an extensive recital tour. Other highlights have included concerts with the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well as tours with the Orchestre National de France and London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 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. In the 2021/22 season he focussed on works by Beethoven and Brahms. This included performances of the five Beethoven concertos with eight orchestras worldwide. He also gave the premiere of a concerto written for him by the American composer Mason Bates: a joint project involving the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
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.
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. 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 de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.