Orchestre symphonique de Montréal presents

Daniil Trifonov plays Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov returns to Montreal to perform Rachmaninoff’s famous Third Piano Concerto – a captivating introduction to Romantic piano music, or an invitation to fall in love with it all over again. This concert marks the debut of conductor Karina Canellakis with the OSM.

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov 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. Combining consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth, his performances are a perpetual source of awe. “He has everything and more … tenderness and also the demonic element. I never heard anything like that,” marveled pianist Martha Argerich. Trifonov recently added a first Grammy Award to his already considerable string of honors, winning Best Instrumental Solo Album of 2018 with Transcendental, a double album of Liszt’s works that marks his third title as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist. As The Times of London notes, he is “without question the most astounding pianist of our age.”

Born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1991, Trifonov began his musical training at the age of five, and went on to attend Moscow’s Gnessin School of Music as a student of Tatiana Zelikman, before pursuing his piano studies with Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has also studied composition, and continues to write for piano, chamber ensemble, and orchestra. When he premiered his own Piano Concerto in 2013, the Cleveland Plain Dealer marveled: “Even having seen it, one cannot quite believe it. Such is the artistry of pianist-composer Daniil Trifonov.”

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde, excerpts
Lutosławski, Concerto for Orchestra
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, op. 30

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