Daniil Trifonov


The Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, who was born in 1991 in Nizhny Nov-gorod, began piano lessons at the age of five. In 2000 he started training under Tatiana Zelikman at the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow, transferring to study with Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2009. In 2011 Trifonov won the Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv before becoming the victor at the International Tchai-kovsky Competition in Moscow, where he took both first prize and the Grand Prix. Valery Gergiev, Chairman of the Jury of the Tchaikovsky Competition, immediately invited him to perform with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra. Trifonov has been a regular guest artist ever since with the world’s most acclaimed orchestras. During the 2017-18 season, he is presenting his Chopin Evocations project, which he recently released on CD, in 20 recitals across the United States, Europe, and Asia. He will curate a seven-day Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall in New York and will also appear in five concerts at the Konzerthaus in Vienna. Additional engagements include concerts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Berlin and Munich Philharmonics, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the San Francisco Symphony, the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Filarmonica della Scala, and the Kremerata Baltica. Daniil Trifonov is also a composer: in April 2014 he gave the world premiere of his First Piano Concerto in Cleveland, which he will perform during the current season in New York and Detroit. In 2016 Trifonov received the Royal Philharmonic Society Award and was named Artist of the Year by Gramophone magazine; in 2017 he won the Karajan Music Prize.

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

November 2017