Sunday, February 21, 2021 | 5:30 PM

Daniil Trifonov, piano

Available on demand through Sun, Feb 28, 11:59pm EST.

Location: Online

The Mity Clarke Gann Memorial Concert

Described by The New York Times as “one of the most awesome pianists of our time,” Daniil Trifonov’s consummate technique combines with rare sensitivity and depth. The 2019 Grammy winner’s two previous SHCS performances were sold-out sensations. He returns to Shriver Hall Concert Series with the world premiere of a recital pre-recorded at New York’s 92nd Street Y featuring works by Szymanowski, Debussy, and Brahms.

The performance will be followed by an Artist Q&A. 

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Daniil Trifonov

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov – Musical America’s 2019 Artist of the Year – has made a spectacular ascent of the classical music world, as a solo artist, champion of the concerto repertoire, chamber and vocal collaborator, and composer. With Transcendental, the Liszt collection that marked his third title as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, Trifonov won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Solo Album of 2018. As The Times of London notes, he is “without question the most astounding pianist of our age.”


This season, Trifonov released Silver Age, a Russian album recorded with the Mariinsky Orchestra. In live performance, he recently undertook five major season-long residencies: at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Vienna’s Musikverein, and with the New York Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and Berlin Philharmonic. Other highlights of recent seasons include headlining the gala finale of the Chicago Symphony’s 125th anniversary celebrations, and collaborating with such preeminent ensembles as the Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, London Philharmonic and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He regularly gives solo recitals at venues including Carnegie Hall, DC’s Kennedy Center, Boston’s Celebrity Series, London’s Barbican and Royal Festival Halls, Paris’s Théâtre des Champs Élysées and Salle Pleyel, Brussels’s Palais des Beaux-Arts, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Berlin’s Philharmonie, Zurich’s Tonhalle, Vienna’s Musikverein, Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and Opera City, the Seoul Arts Center and Melbourne’s Recital Centre.


In 2010-11, Trifonov took First Prize in Tel Aviv’s Rubinstein Competition, Third Prize in Warsaw’s Chopin Competition, and First Prize and Grand Prix in Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Competition. He won Italy’s Franco Abbiati Prize for Best Instrumental Soloist in 2013, and was named Gramophone’s Artist of the Year three years later. Born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1991, he attended Moscow’s Gnessin School of Music, before pursuing piano and composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music. His website is www.daniiltrifonov.com

“Without question the most astounding pianist of our age” —The Times, London

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)

Sonata No. 3, Op. 36

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Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Pour le piano

  • I. Prélude
  • II. Sarabande
  • III. Toccata
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Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5

  • I. Allegro maestoso
  • II. Andante
  • III. Scherzo: Allegro energico
  • IV. Intermezzo (Rückblick): Andante molto sostenuto
  • V. Finale: Allegro moderato ma rubato
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Program Subject to Change Without Notice