Born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1991, Daniil Trifonov is one of the brightest stars in the firmament of young pianists. His outstanding performances, musical sensitivity and emotional depth have already assured a reputation that has blossomed out of early successes at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, the Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv as well as the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Highlights of previous seasons have been debuts with the Vienna Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic as well as the orchestras of Los Angeles, Philadelphia and New York. He has also enjoyed great success at Staatskapelle concerts in Munich and Milan. Trifonov is a passionate chamber musician, performing with colleagues such as
Leonidas Kavakos, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon as well as Gidon Kremer. He began his musical education at five years, attending the legendary Gnessin Institute in Moscow and later studying composition from 2006 to 2009. In recent years he has written works for piano, chamber ensemble and orchestra. Since 2009 he has studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music in the class of Sergei Babayan. Daniil Trifonov is an exclusive recording artist for Deutsche Grammophon. His first release for the label, entitled »The Carnegie Recital«, was nominated for a Grammy. As part of his residency at the Staatskapelle he will perform piano concertos by Mozart and Ravel, present a solo recital and also appear as a chamber musician at the Salzburg Easter Festival.