Daniil Trifonov was the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Artist in Residence in the 2018/19 season. He made his acclaimed debut with the orchestra in 2016 with Rachmaninov’s breathtaking Third Piano Concerto. The [Tagesspiegel] described it as “moments of magical connection with the Philharmoniker”.
Born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1991, Daniil Trifonov received his first piano lessons at the age of five. He studied at the Moscow Gnessin State Musical College under Tatiana Zelikman before joining Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2009, where he also took composition lessons. In 2011, Trifonov won the 13th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv, and Third Prize at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. He was also awarded First Prize, the Grand Prix of the Jury, the Audience Prize and the Prize for the Best Performance of a Mozart Concerto at the 14th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in the same year. Since then, Daniil Trifonov has been in demand as a soloist with leading orchestras all over the world. He regularly gives solo recitals at prestigious concert halls such as the Philharmonie Berlin, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Vienna Musikverein, the Tonhalle Zurich, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Barbican Centre and the Royal Festival Hall in London, the BOZAR in Brussels, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. In 2018, Daniil Trifonov received his first Grammy Award, and a year later he was named “Artist of the Year” by the magazine [Musical America].