• Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012

    Pianist Daniil Trifonov Makes His Carnegie Hall Recital Debut on Tuesday, February 5

    Program Features Chopin’s Twenty-Four Preludes and Sonatas by Scriabin and Liszt  
    Image of Daniil Trifonov © Roger Mastroianni
    On Tuesday, February 5, at 8:00 p.m., 21-year-old Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov returns to Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with a recital program featuring works by Scriabin, Liszt, and Chopin. Mr. Trifonov, Winner of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition, performed Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 last season with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev.

    Mr. Trifonov’s New York recital debut features two lyrical and virtuosic sonatas: Scriabin’s two-movement Sonata No. 2, Op. 19 and Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor, in addition to Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Op. 28.


    About The Artists
    Born in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, 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 when, during the 2010–2011 season, he won medals at three of the most prestigious competitions in the music world: 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). Jury members and observers at these competitions included Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimerman, Van Cliburn, Emanuel Ax, Nelson Freire, Yefim Bronfman, and Valery Gergiev. Maestro Gergiev personally awarded Trifonov the Grand Prix in Moscow, given to the best overall performer in any of that competition's categories.

    This season, Mr. Trifonov makes debuts with several prestigious international orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and returns to the London Symphony and Mariinsky Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, and Warsaw Philharmonic.

    Mr. Trifonov began his musical studies at the age of five. He studied at Moscow Gnesin School of Music in the class of Tatiana Zelikman. From 2006 to 2009, he also studied composition and has continued to write piano, chamber, and orchestral music. Since 2009, he has studied piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music in the class of Sergei Babayan. In 2008, at the age of 17, he received awards at the Scriabin Competition of Moscow and at the San Marino International Competition. He also received a Guzik Foundation Career Grant in 2009 and subsequently toured the US and Italy. Mr. Trifonov’s recording of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, as well as a selection of solo piano music, was released on the Mariinsky label in 2012. His first CD was released on the Decca label in 2011 featuring a selection of Chopin’s solo piano works.


    Program Information
    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    DANIIL TRIFONOV, Piano

    ALEXANDER SCRIABIN Sonata No. 2, Op. 19
    FRANZ LISZT Sonata in B Minor
    FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN 24 Preludes, Op. 28

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