Combining consummate technique with rare sensitivity, Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has made a spectacular ascent to classical stardom. Since winning first prize at both the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition and the 2011 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition at the age of 20, Mr. Trifonov has appeared with the world's foremost orchestras and performed solo recitals in its greatest venues.
Earlier this fall, Mr. Trifonov released Transcendental, his third album as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist; it marks the label's first recording of Liszt's complete concert etudes. Winner of Gramophone's 2016 Artist of the Year Award, he also performed Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto under Riccardo Muti at the gala finale of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's 125th anniversary celebrations.
Having received his second Grammy Award-nomination for the album Rachmaninov Variations, Mr. Trifonov performs the composer's Third Piano Concerto for his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker under Sir Simon Rattle at the orchestra's famous New Year's Eve concerts, which are scheduled to air live in theaters throughout Europe. He also makes debuts this season with the Melbourne and Sydney symphony orchestras, returns to the Los Angeles and Royal Liverpool philharmonics, and headlines the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra's Rachmaninoff cycle tour with longtime collaborator Valery Gergiev. Mr. Trifonov also performs Mozart with the New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Staatskapelle Dresden, as well as at the Salzburg Festival and BBC Proms; Ravel with the Staatskapelle Dresden; Beethoven with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich; Prokofiev with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Chopin on tour with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra; and Schumann with the Houston Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, and on tour with Riccardo Chailly and the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra.
An accomplished composer, Mr. Trifonov performs his own acclaimed concerto in Kansas City this season. With a new program of Schumann, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky, he makes recital debuts at London's Barbican Centre and Melbourne's Recital Centre; appears in Berlin, Vienna, Florence, Madrid, Oslo, and Moscow; and returns to Philadelphia and Baltimore. Mr. Trifonov also gives duo recitals in Princeton and Sarasota with his former teacher, pianist Sergei Babayan, and returns to the Tanglewood, Verbier, Baden-Baden, and Salzburg festivals.