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Daniil Trifonov, piano, has made a spectacular ascent to classical music stardom by combining consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth. Since taking first prize at the Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein competitions in 2011 at age twenty, the Russian pianist has appeared with the world’s foremost orchestras and played solo recitals in many of its greatest venues. Following the release of his Grammy-nominated Rachmaninoff Variations 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 Orchestra. He also appears with the Berlin Staatskapelle, Royal Stockholm and Munich philharmonics, Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Montreal and London symphonies, and Orchestre National de France. He also plays Chopin with the San Francisco Symphony and Liszt with the Pittsburgh Symphony on a Northern European tour, reprises his own acclaimed piano concerto with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and undertakes an extensive European recital tour with residencies in Lugano, Switzerland and at London’s Wigmore Hall. Last season Deutsche Grammophon released ECHO Klassik– and Grammy-nominated Trifonov: The Carnegie Recital, nominated. His discography also features Chopin on Decca and Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra.

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