The Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, who was born in 1991 in Nizhny Novgorod, commenced his piano training at the age of five. He began
studying with Tatiana Zelikman at Moscow’s Gnessin Music School in 2000 and, in 2009, joined Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2011, Trifonov won the Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv and subsequently emerged victorious at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition, earning both First Prize and the Grand Prix. Trifonov has been a regular guest ever since with the world’s most prestigious ensembles, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras, the San Francisco and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, and the Filarmonica della Scala. He has been artist-in-residence with the Berlin and New York Philharmonic Orchestras as well as at the Musikverein in Vienna and New York’s Carnegie Hall. In the 2021-22 season, he performed Beethoven’s five piano concertos with seven different orchestras and the First Piano Concerto of Brahms in Dallas, Zurich, and Rome. He also premiered Mason Bates’s Piano Concerto, which was composed for him, with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Plans for the 2022-23 season include concert tours with the Orchestre National de France and Cristian Măcelaru and with the London Philharmonic and Karina Canellakis. Daniil Trifonov is also active as a composer. He unveiled his Piano Concerto in Cleveland in 2014 and his Piano Quintet in Verbier in
2018. He has released numerous CDs, including the 2021 Opus Klassik Award-winning album Silver Age with works by Scriabin, Prokofiev, and Stravinsky, and, most recently, the Bach project The Art of Life. Trifonov garnered the Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2016 and received the Karajan Music Prize in 2017, and in 2019 Musical America named him Artist of the Year.

LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 21 November 2012 performing Scriabin’s Second Piano Sonata, Liszt’s B minor Sonata, and the Préludes of Chopin.

July 2022