Grammy Award-winning pianist Daniil Trifonov was Musical America’s 2019 Artist of the Year. As an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, he won a Grammy Award in 2018, and last year released Bach: The Art of Life, featuring The Art of Fugue with his own completion of the final contrapunctus.
In the 2021–22 season, Mr. Trifonov covered all five Beethoven piano concertos with the New York Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and Toronto Symphony, in addition to appearances with the Dallas Symphony, Philharmonia Zurich, and Rome’s Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2014 as a Shenson Young Artist, and last June premiered Mason Bates’s Piano Concerto with the Symphony.
Highlights of recent seasons include a residency with the New York Philharmonic and a seven-concert Carnegie Hall Perspectives series. He also played in the Chicago Symphony’s 125th-anniversary celebrations, launched the New York Philharmonic’s 2018–19 season, undertook residencies with the Berlin Philharmonic and Vienna’s Musikverein, and headlined the Berlin Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve concert with Simon Rattle.
Born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1991, Trifonov began his musical training at the age of five and went on to attend Moscow’s Gnessin School of Music before studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music. During the 2010–11 season, Trifonov won third Prize in Warsaw’s Chopin Competition, first prize in Tel Aviv’s Rubinstein Competition, and both first prize and grand prix in Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Competition. In 2016 he was named Gramophone’s Artist of the Year and in 2021 he was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.