CONCERT 3 – Daniil Trifonov

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 8pm

Chan Centre
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Daniil Trifonov’s Website
“…The 20-year-old Daniil Trifonov, fresh from his victory at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, showed astonishing skills in works by Scriabin, Chopin and Liszt… this young man is a formidable virtuoso.” – Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, August 2011

Born in Nizhniy Novgorod in 1991, Daniil Trifonov is emerging as one of the brightest new names of the next generation of pianists. When we presented Trifonov for the first time in Vancouver when he was just 16, we already knew that he has exceptional talent.
During the 2010/11 season he won medals at three of the most prestigious competitions in the music world: the Chopin Competition in Warsaw (Bronze Medal), the Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv (First Prize) and the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (Gold Medal).

Trifonov has been invited to perform worldwide during the 2011/12 season. Highlights include debuts with the Vienna Philharmonic, London Symphony and Mariinsky Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra. He also gives performances at the Salle Pleyel Paris, Carnegie Hall New York, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Wigmore Hall London, Musikverein Vienna; and venues across Europe, North and South America, Middle and Far East. In summer 2012 Trifonov will perform at festivals including Verbier, Montreux, Tivoli, Kremerata Festival, Lockenhaus, Grafenegg, La Roque d’Anthéron, Klavier Festival Ruhr, as well as Blossom Festival and Chautauqua Festival in the USA.

Future engagements include New York Philharmonic with Alan Gilbert, Chicago Symphony with Charles Dutoit, San Francisco Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra, as well as recitals at Lucerne Piano Festival, London Queen Elizabeth Hall, Paris Auditorium du Louvre, Zurich Tonhalle, Washington Kennedy Center, New York Carnegie Hall (Stern auditorium), Berlin Philharmonie and Amsterdam Concertgebouw.


Scriabin Sonata No.2, Op.19
Liszt Sonata in B minor


Rachmaninoff Variations on a Theme by Chopin, Op.22