Daniil Trifonov has made a spectacular ascent in the classical world as a solo artist, concerto collaborator, chamber musician, and composer. An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, he recently added a first Grammy Award to his string of honors for his Liszt collection Transcendental (Best Instrumental Solo Album 2018). He is the winner of Musical America’s 2019 Artist of the Year. The Times calls him “without question the most astounding pianist of our age.”
In 2020 he released his CD Silver Age including works of Scriabin, Prokofiev, und Stravinsky, (Mariinski Orchestra / Gergiev). 2019 brought: Arrival - third volume of his Rachmaninov-project with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Nézet-Séguin, following Departure, (BBC Music’s 2019 Concerto Recording of the Year), and Variations (2015 Grammy nominee).
Audiences are fascinated by his great solo recitals and chamber music concertos with partners such as Sergei Babayan, Gautier and Renaud Capuçon, or Matthias Goerne. Trifonov recently undertook four major residencies: at the Vienna Musikverein, at New York’s Carnegie Hall and with the London Symphony Orchestra and Berlin Philharmonic. Other latest highlights include concert tours with the London Symphony Orchestra and concerts with Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Boston Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra.
In 2010-11, Trifonov won 1. Prize in Tel Aviv’s Rubinstein Competition, 3. Prize in Warsaw’s Chopin Competition, and 1. Prize and Grand Prix in Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Competition. He was named Gramophone’s Artist of the Year in 2016. Born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1991, he attended Moscow’s Gnessin School of Music, before pursuing piano and composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music.