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Get to know Daniil Trifonov

Daniil Trifonov is going to have quite a week in Edinburgh this August.

On Wednesday 17 August he has a solo recital at the Usher Hall, where he plays a crushingly difficult repertoire of pieces.

Trifonov has a day off and is back on Friday playing Beethoven’s first piano concerto with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Finally, on Monday morning, after a weekend to recover (we recommend a walk up Arthur’s Seat, Daniil) the pianist returns in the Queen’s Hall.

He is performing with friends (his old piano teacher among them) in a more intimate programme of Rachmaninov – music from his homeland. It’s a week that will leave the pianist – and us – breathless. 

Daniil Trifonov is only twenty-four and has already received enough high profile international awards to make you wonder what the heck you’re doing with your life.

Accolades include the International Tchaikovsky Competition and the Franco Abbiati Prize, which has been won by the likes of Sviatoslav Richter, Maurizio Pollini and Sir Andras Schiff, who is also at this year’s International Festival. Trifonov has also been nominated for the Gramophone Artist of the Year award – you can vote for him here

Despite this immense virtuosity however, Trifonov still has a profoundly poetic touch:

The week Mr. Trifonov is spending at the International Festival will show off all aspects of his game: playing with a whole orchestra; playing with a small ensemble; and playing completely alone on stage. It is not a week to be missed. 


Read more and book tickets for:

Daniil Trifonov in Recital
Mahler's Ninth Symphony (Daniil Trifonov, Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Daniil Trifonov & Friends

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