Daniil Trifonov – The Carnegie Recital

An amazing young pianist's debut at Carnegie Hall. Album of the Weekend, 12-13 October 2013.

At just 22, Daniil Trifonov is being hailed as one of the world's finest pianists. Born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, his technical brilliance and artistry has already Trifonov a host of awards. In the summer of 2011, he took the 13th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel-Aviv before returning to Russia to win first prize, the Gold Medal, and Grand Prix at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition. He also scooped the Audience Award and the Award for the best performance of a Mozart concerto.

This February, one day after signing his record deal with Deutsche Grammophone, Trifoniv was on stage for his debut Carnegie Hall recital in New York. And DG was there to record him.

On this album of that concert, he plays Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor, Scriabin's Piano Sonata No. 2, Chopin's 24 Préludes and the second of Medtner's Four Fairy Tales. And it's everything you would expect: dramatic and thrilling, soulful and artistic - true virtuosic playing from a name to look out for.