Music in NYC: Hommage à Chopin by Daniil Trifonov, piano at Carnegie Hall

Music in NYC:  Hommage à Chopin by Daniil Trifonov, piano at Carnegie Hall

Perspectives Series by Daniil Trifonov 

Chopin by Daniil Trifonov Carnegie Hall NYC
Daniil Trifonov; photo credit Dario Acosta / DG / Image courtesy of Carnegie Hall

Daniil Trifonov, 26-year old Russian pianist, is giving a seven-concert Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall 2017-2018 season opening it with a solo recital on October, 28, 2017.

After winning the first prize in 2011 Tchaikovsky competition and becoming an international sensation, Trifonov gave his first Carnegie Hall recital two month later and had regularly returned to dazzle and delight New York music fans. This coming season he is dedicating much of his Perspectives to the oeuvre of Chopin and the compositions inspired by Chopin’s music.

The recital on October 28, 2017 will include Fantaisie-Impromptu and Sonata No. 2 by Chopin as well as the works of Mompou, Greig, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Barber all on the theme of Chopin. Well known for his amazing technique, poetic sensitivity and a highly emotional charge, turning to Chopin seems to be an obvious decision for Trifonov.

It is not coincidental as the pianist is also working with Deutsche Grammophone on a release of a double-album scheduled for October 6, 2017. The album is titled Chopin Evocations. Many of the pieces included in the October recital are also in the new album.

Trifonov’s Perspectives concerts later in the season will feature collaborations with Kremerata Baltica, a cellist Gautier Capucon, Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev conducting, a baritone Matthias Goerne and a two-piano concert with Trifonov’s mentor Sergei Babayan.

Chopin by Daniil Trifonov Carnegie Hall NYC
Carnegie Hall; photo credit Jeff Goldberg / Esto / Image courtesy of Carnegie Hall

The history of the Perspectives goes back to 1999 when Mauricio Pollini was selected to create the series “which allows musicians to program and perform a group of concerts that deeply explore their artistic interests” as described by the Carnegie Hall “Then and Now”. From that time on Leif Ove Andsnes, Mitsuko Uchida, Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Lang Lang, Jeremy Denk, Andras Schiff among others were taking Carnegie Hall Perspectives residencies. It is interesting to note that Trifonov will be the youngest artist featured on the Perspectives series.

In the previous season, with a program of Schuman, Shostakovich and Stravinsky, Trifonov had excited the audiences with his technical brilliance and passion. His début at Caramoor in Katonah, NY was a highlight of 2017 Summer Festival there.The New Yorker magazine in its review of that year performance at Carnegie Hall notes that Trifonov “creates furor”.


Book your tickets for October 28, 2017 here.


Perspectives series with Daniil Trifonov:

Dates: Solo recital – October 28, 2017

             With Mariinsky Orchestra – November 15, 2017 

            With Matthias Goerne, baritone – February 6, 2018

            Two-pianos with Sergei Babayan – March 1, 2018

            With Kremerata Baltica – April 25, 2018

            With Kremerata Baltica and Gautier Capucon, cello – April 26, 2018

            Solo recital – May 4, 2018


Venue: Carnegie Hall, 57th Street, NY      Directions to Carnegie Hall

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