Why Russia's New Star is One of the Greats

04.10.16
Daniil Trifonov
The Sunday Telegraph

The quality of piano playing has never been higher. But has Ivan Hewett found the best player of all?

Can the world really take another brilliant young Russian pianist? Yes, if that pianst is Daniil Trifonov. On Thursday night at the Barbican this 23-year-old Russian simply took my breath away....As for his playing, it left me wishing I'd kept some superlatives in my critic's arsenal unused, so I could bring them out specially for the occasion. He has everything: sensitivity, intelligence, and a technique that has to be seen and heard to be believed. 

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