L. van Beethoven: Andante favori in F major, WoO 57
L. van Beethoven: Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 31, No. 3
R. Schumann: Bunte Blätter, Op. 99 (selection) R. Schumann: Presto passionato in G minor, Op. 22a S. Prokofiev Sonata in B major, Op. 84, No. 8
According to the British magazine The Times “undoubtedly the greatest pianist of our time”, Daniil Trifonov, delights the music world with his imposing appearance, perfect technique, highly emotional and committed performance. After studying with Tatiana Zelikman in Moscow in the best tradition of the Russian piano school and with Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute of Music, he drew public attention with excellent performances at the most prominent piano competitions (third prize at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, first prize at the Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv and first prize and Grand Prix at the P.I. Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow). In 2013, he received the prestigious Franco Abbiati Award for Best Instrumental Soloist, for which he was chosen by Italy's most prominent music critics, and in 2016, he won the Artist of the Year award by the Gramophone magazine. He has had numerous successes as a soloist, a virtuoso performer of concert repertoire, a chamber musician, but also as a composer, and he has appeared in the world’s greatest culture centres in collaboration with the world's finest ensembles, conductors and soloists (Kremerata Baltica, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Milan Scala Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin and Munich Philharmonic Orchestras, the Seattle, Detroit and Toronto Symphony Orchestras, Gidon Kremer, Gautier Capuçon, Matthias Goerne, Sergei Babayan and others). “Even having seen it, one cannot quite believe it,” Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote, adding: “Such is the artistry of pianist-composer Daniil Trifonov.” Trifonov’s first appearance in Zagreb will for sure confirm that!