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07.07.16
Daniil Trifonov
The true heir to Horowitz and Richter
StandPoint Magazine
04.13.16
Daniil Trifonov
Following Winter Triumphs, Daniil Trifonov Embarks Upon European Tour with Pittsburgh Symphony and Manfred Honeck This Spring
21C Media Group
04.10.16
Daniil Trifonov
Why Russia's New Star is One of the Greats
The Sunday Telegraph
03.04.16
Daniil Trifonov
Talking pianos with Daniil Trifonov
Deutsche Welle
02.06.16
Daniil Trifonov
A historic performance by Daniil Trifonov at Laeiszhalle
Hamburg Abendblatt
01.26.16
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov in Berlin: the juggler of rhythm
Klassiker - Berlin
12.18.15
John Luther Adams, Wynton Marsalis, Marin Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Ludovic Morlot, Christopher Rountree, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company , Alexandre Tharaud, Daniil Trifonov, Jennifer Koh, Gil Shaham, Philadelphia Orchestra , Storm Large, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir , Voces8 , Christine Goerke, Nicholas Phan, New York Polyphony
End of Year 2015 'Best of' Roundup
12.07.15
Giancarlo Guerrero, David Alan Miller, Ludovic Morlot, Donald Runnicles, Julian Wachner, Daniil Trifonov, Daniel Hope, Cho-Liang Lin, Béla Fleck, Anoushka Shankar, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Munich , Nashville Symphony , Philadelphia Orchestra , Russian National Orchestra , Mariachi Los Camperos , Trinity Wall Street
2016 Grammy Nominees
Grammy.com
12.01.15
Daniil Trifonov
Pianist Daniil Trifonov Elected to New York Philharmonic Board of Directors
New York Philharmonic
11.11.15
Daniil Trifonov
Tonight (Nov 11) Marks First of Daniil Trifonov’s Twelve Headlining Appearances in “Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival”
New York Philharmonic
10.20.15
Denis Kozhukhin, Daniil Trifonov
New Russians: On the Cult of Trifonov and Discovering Kozhukhin
London Room with a View
10.11.15
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov; Angela Hewitt; Total Immersion: Gorecki review - fireworks and finesse
The Guardian
09.27.15
Daniil Trifonov
Orchestra and Trifonov, perfect together
The Philadelphia Inquirer
09.17.15
Daniil Trifonov
Rachmaninov: Variations - Trifonov's joyous, exceptional collection
The Guardian
09.16.15
Daniil Trifonov
Pianist Daniil Trifonov more than just a set of nimble fingers
Trib Live
08.31.15
Daniil Trifonov
Norman Lebrecht Album of the Week
Sinfini Music
08.27.15
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov's 'Rachmaninov Variations' Out August 28, 2015
Deutsche Grammophon
08.17.15
Daniil Trifonov
Review: Trifonov's 'Rachmaninov Variations'
Gramophone
08.05.15
Daniil Trifonov
Trifonov's Tribute to the Last of the Romantics
Deutsche Grammophon
07.30.15
Sergei Babayan, Daniil Trifonov
Prom 14, Royal Albert Hall, review: Valery Gergiev's Prokofiev splurge has highs and lows
The Independent
07.29.15
Sergei Babayan, Daniil Trifonov
Prom 14: Prokofiev Piano Concertos
The Arts Desk
07.27.15
Daniil Trifonov
Here's your Prom date: Russia's new piano dynamo
The London Times
05.27.15
Daniil Trifonov
Album Review: Trifonov Live
International Piano Magazine
04.14.15
Daniil Trifonov
Pianist Daniil Trifonov rocks Soka with Liszt
Orange County Register
03.14.15
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov dazzling in solo piano concert in Boston
Mass Live
01.18.15
Daniil Trifonov, Gidon Kremer
Kremer and Trifonov Deliver Rewards with Challenging Program
San Francisco Classical Voice
12.05.14
John Luther Adams, Sir Andrew Davis, Giancarlo Guerrero, Ludovic Morlot, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Daniil Trifonov, Jennifer Koh, Gidon Kremer, Wu Man, Anoushka Shankar, Mason Bates, Rosanne Cash, Julianna Di Giacomo, Tamara Mumford, New York Polyphony
2015 GRAMMY NOMINEES
Grammy.com
12.04.14
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov performs at Carnegie Hall Dec. 9, 2014
Carnegie Hall
10.30.14
Daniil Trifonov
Review: Daniil Trifonov at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Manchester Evening News
10.01.14
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov review – a hugely imaginative musical mind
The Guardian
04.24.14
Daniil Trifonov
New piano concerto by CIM student Daniil Trifonov comes to life in staggering premiere by the composer (review)
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
04.03.14
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov Dazzles with Recent U.S. Tour, New DG Album, and Italy’s Abbiati Prize
03.07.14
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov: A pianist ahead of his time
The Washington Post
02.20.14
Daniil Trifonov
Minnesota Orchestra review: Young pianist a storm on stage
Pioneer Press
02.11.14
Daniil Trifonov
Trifonov triumphs in downtown debut recital
Chicago Tribune
02.10.14
Daniil Trifonov
Trifonov shows artistry of the first order in Chicago debut
Chicago Classical Review
02.07.14
Daniil Trifonov
Infusing Études With a Kaleidoscope of Flavors
The New York Times
11.21.13
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov, The Carnegie Recital, review
The Telegraph
10.16.13
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov's Carnegie Recital
Sinfini Music
10.09.13
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov, Wigmore Hall, London – review
Financial Times
08.20.13
Daniil Trifonov
Trifonov electrifies at SummerFest
U~T San Diego
04.19.13
Daniil Trifonov
Pianist Daniil Trifonov, Nashville Symphony shine in Mozart’s masterpiece
ArtsNash
04.14.13
Daniil Trifonov
Concert review: Pianist Daniil Trifonov’s spectacular Toronto début at Koerner Hall
Musical Toronto
04.07.13
Daniil Trifonov
He Rachs It
TheaterJones
04.06.13
Daniil Trifonov
Young Russian pianist puts on bravura performance with Fort Worth Symphony
Star-Telegram
02.05.13
Daniil Trifonov
Young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov conquers Twin Cities
Minnesota Public Radio
02.04.13
Daniil Trifonov
DANIIL TRIFONOV SIGNS TO DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON
Deutsche Grammophon
11.15.12
Daniil Trifonov
‘Rite of Spring’ and a young piano sensation sparkle in CSO concert ablaze with surprises
Chicago On the Aisle
11.15.12
Daniil Trifonov
Young Russian virtuoso’s flying fingers wow crowd at CSO debut
Chicago Tribune
11.15.12
Daniil Trifonov
Young Russian brings fresh illumination to Tchaikovsky with CSO
Chicago Classical Review
11.09.12
Giancarlo Guerrero, Daniil Trifonov
A pianist’s spectacular debut and a colorful new score highlight BSO program
Boston Classical Review
10.08.12
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov salutes his musical ancestry
Boston Globe
10.01.12
Daniil Trifonov
A Young Virtuoso Makes His Philharmonic Debut
The New York Times
09.18.12
Daniil Trifonov
Trifonov's Triumph: Tchaikovsky, Twice Over
NPR's Deceptive Cadence
08.25.12
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov Queen's Hall
Herald Scotland
08.06.12
Daniil Trifonov
Pianist Daniil Trifonov works with passion and artistry in Cleveland Orchestra concert
Cleveland Plain Dealer
08.03.12
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov’s revelatory piano recital outclasses the more ear-battering offerings at Verbier
Financial Times
06.02.12
Daniil Trifonov
International competition winner Daniil Trifonov shows sensitive side in concert presented by Cleveland International Piano Competition
Cleveland Plain Dealer
03.19.12
Daniil Trifonov
Daniil Trifonov at the Wigmore Hall
The Independent
02.21.12
Daniil Trifonov
Review: Daniil Trifonov at the Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga
San Francisco Examiner
02.18.12
Daniil Trifonov
Trifonov Trips the Light, Fantastically
San Francisco Classical Voice
01.13.12
Daniil Trifonov
Wiener Philharmoniker in Köln
General-Anzeiger
12.01.11
Daniil Trifonov
Multiple competition winner Daniil Trifonov exudes joy of music-making in Cleveland recital
Cleveland Plain Dealer
10.09.11
Daniil Trifonov
Pianist Daniil Trifonov’s playing is freakishly brilliant
Washington Post
09.22.11
Daniil Trifonov
Tchaikovsky Competition Winners, LSO/Gergiev, Barbican
The Independent
09.11.11
Marin Alsop, Robert Spano, Daniil Trifonov, Daniel Hope, Gidon Kremer, Brooklyn Rider , Schola Cantorum de Venezuela , Ian Bostridge, Nicholas Phan, Morris Robinson
20 Concerts To Hear This Fall
WQXR
08.01.11
Daniil Trifonov, International Tchaikovsky Competition
Of Piano Competitions and Trampolines
Musical America
07.29.11
Daniil Trifonov, International Tchaikovsky Competition
A Pianist’s Pensive and Fanciful Sides
The New York Times
07.06.11
Daniil Trifonov, International Tchaikovsky Competition
DANIIL TRIFONOV WINS GRAND PRIX AT XIV INTERNATIONAL TCHAIKOVSKY COMPETITION
07.04.11
Daniil Trifonov, International Tchaikovsky Competition
The titanic Tchaikovsky test
The Times

"Trifonov is a true musician, not just an acrobat of piano technique, and his performance was unusual in its strongly lyrical impulse -- gentle passages made their impression as much as stormy ones."
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram 

Combining consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth, Daniil Trifonov has made a spectacular ascent to classical music stardom. Since taking First Prize at both the Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein competitions in 2011 at just 20, the Russian pianist has appeared with most of the world’s foremost orchestras, including the New York, Los Angeles, and Royal Philharmonics; the Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, and London Symphony Orchestras; the Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Mariinsky Orchestras; Washington’s National Symphony; and Rome’s Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. In solo recital he graces such key international venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Boston’s Celebrity Series; London’s Royal Festival, Queen Elizabeth, and Wigmore Halls; Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Berlin’s Philharmonie, Vienna’s Musikverein, Zurich’s Tonhalle, and Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica; the Salle Pleyel and Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris; Tokyo’s Opera City and Suntory Hall; and the Seoul Arts Center.

Following the August release of Rachmaninoff Variations, recorded for Deutsche Grammophon with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in 2015-16 Trifonov plays complete Rachmaninoff cycles with the New York Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras, and single concertos for debuts with the Berlin Staatskapelle and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, where he headlines the prestigious Nobel Prize Concert; an Asian tour with the Czech Philharmonic; and dates with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, and Munich Philharmonic. Prokofiev is the vehicle for his Montreal Symphony debut on a North American tour, and for returns to the Orchestre National de France and the London Symphony. He plays Chopin with the San Francisco Symphony, Tchaikovsky with the La Scala Orchestra, and Liszt with the Pittsburgh Symphony at home and on a North European tour. An accomplished composer, it is also with the Pittsburgh Symphony that Trifonov reprises his own acclaimed piano concerto. Besides making his recital debut in Los Angeles, he undertakes an extensive, high-profile European recital tour and residencies in Lugano, Switzerland, and at London’s Wigmore Hall, where he collaborates with pianist Sergei Babayan and violinist Gidon Kremer.

Last season saw the release of Trifonov: The Carnegie Recital, the pianist’s first recording as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist; captured live at his sold-out 2013 Carnegie Hall recital debut, the album scored both an ECHO Klassik Award and a Grammy nomination. His discography also features Chopin on Decca and Tchaikovsky’s First with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra.

Born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1991, Trifonov studied with Tatiana Zelikman at Moscow’s Gnessin School of Music and Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2013 he was awarded Italy’s Franco Abbiati Prize for Best Instrumental Soloist ... read full bio