Fiery, exhilarating, yet also profoundly poetic, young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov can leave audiences simply breathless with his astonishing perfomances of some of the most demanding music in the piano repertoire.
Since remarkably winning two of the music world’s most prominent contests – Tel Aviv’s Arthur Rubinstein Competition and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Competition – within weeks of each other in 2011, Daniil Trifonov has quickly established himself as a powerful phenomenon in world pianism, combining an astonishing aural imagination, fearsome intensity and unflinching precision.
He has given remarkable, critically acclaimed performances as recitalist, concerto soloist and song accompanist at every Festival since 2012. For the first of his two performances this year, he returns with a programme of some of the most technically challenging piano music ever written: Brahms’s keyboard reimagining of Bach’s spiritually powerful Chaconne; Liszt’s scintillating Paganini transcriptions; and Rachmaninov’s hugely passionate First Piano Sonata.
Trifonov is an utterly thrilling prospect; technically fearless and with a musical temperament to match.