Daniil Trifonov is one of the brightest names of the next
generation of pianists. His reputation for outstanding performances and musical
insight has already surpassed the attention he received during the 2010/11
season, when he won medals at three of the most prestigious competitions in the
music world: the Chopin Competition in Warsaw (third prize), the Rubinstein
Competition in Tel Aviv (first prize) and the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow
(first prize and grand prix).
Highlights of the 2011/12 season included Trifonov’s debuts
with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and Mariinsky
Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, the Israel Philharmonic with Zubin Mehta and the
Russian National Orchestra with Mikhail Pletnev. He has appeared in recital at
Wigmore Hall in London, the Vienna Musikverein, the Salle Pleyel in Paris,
Carnegie Hall and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
This season, Trifonov will make his debuts with the New York
Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra,
Royal Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Budapest
Festival Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa
Cecilia. In addition, he will perform with the London Symphony, the Mariinsky
Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra and the Warsaw Philharmonic.
Trifonov’s upcoming recitals include appearances at the
Kennedy Center, Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, the Kammermusiksaal at the
Berlin Philharmonie, the Herkulessaal in Munich, Queen Elizabeth Hall and
Wigmore Hall in London, the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, the Zurich Tonhalle,
the Palais de Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Schloss Elmau, and the Seoul Arts Center
as well as on the Celebrity Series of Boston and the Master Piano Series at the
Amsterdam Concertgebouw and at the Lucerne Piano Festival.
Born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1991, Daniil Trifonov began his
musical studies at the age of five. From 2000 to 2009, he studied at Moscow Gnessin
School of Music in the class of Tatiana Zelikman. From 2006 to 2009, he also
studied composition, and he continues to write piano, chamber and orchestral
music. Since 2009, he has studied piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music in
the class of Sergei Babayan.
These concerts mark Daniil Trifonov’s subscription concert
debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He made his debut with the Orchestra
on November 14, 2012, on a special non-subscription concert benefiting the
musicians’ pension fund, as soloist in Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with
Charles Dutoit conducting.