21-year-old Trifonov Reviewed by Times for Carnegie Recital Debut
Signed by Deutsche Grammophone

Daniil Trifonov at Carnegie Hall

Winner of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition, pianist Daniil Trifonov made his triumphant return to Carnegie Hall in his solo recital debut Feb. 5, just one day after signing with Deutsche Grammophone.

The reviews of this incredible performance, recorded by DG for release later this year, are now in. Find out more about his "soulful artistry and virtuoso chops" in this New York Times review.

DG has only released live Carnegie Hall recordings of two other pianists in the past 30 years - Mikhail Pletnev and Lang Lang, according to Cleveland's Plain Dealer. Read more...

To promote the event, Mr. Trifonov, who studies at CIM with Sergei Babayan, was interviewed by The New York Times about his daily routine, his career and his compositions. Read the article about the young phenom titled Losing Baby Teeth in Concert.

Mr. Trifonov also sat down with CIM President Joel Smirnoff and Vivian Goodman of local NPR affiliate WKSU to talk about this performance, his feelings for Chopin and Tchaikovsky, and his impressions of Cleveland. President Smirnoff shared his hopes for the composer virtuoso. The interview was broadcast Feb. 4. Listen online.

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