Biography

Piano

Grammy Award-winning pianist DANIIL TRIFONOVMusical America’s 2019 Artist of the Year—has established a reputation as a solo artist, champion of the concerto repertoire, chamber and vocal collaborator, and composer. This season he performs all five of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos in various combinations with the New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and Toronto Symphony. Last October, Mr. Trifonov released Bach: The Art of Life on Deutsche Grammophon.

Highlights of recent seasons include a 2019–20 residency with the New York Philharmonic and a seven-concert, season-long Carnegie Hall “Perspectives” series. He also undertook season-long residencies with the Berlin Philharmonic and Musikverein. He debuted with the San Francisco Symphony in 2014 as a Shenson Young Artist.

Born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1991, Mr. Trifonov began his musical training at the age of five, and went on to attend Moscow’s Gnessin School of Music before pursuing his piano studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In the 2010–11 season he won third prize in Warsaw’s Chopin Competition, first prize in Tel Aviv’s Rubinstein Competition, and both first prize and grand prix in the Tchaikovsky Competition.

(5/2022)

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