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Edinburgh International Festival presents

EIF: Daniil Trifonov: Piano

24 August 2012 at 11:00am

Scriabin: Piano Sonata No 3
Medtner: Three Fairy Tales (Skazki)
Stravinsky: Three Dances from The Firebird (arr. Agosti)
Debussy: Images, Book 1
Chopin: Etudes Op 25

One of the most exciting new names in pianism, young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov spectacularly won two of the world’s toughest piano competitions – Israel’s Arthur Rubinstein Competition and Russia’s Tchaikovsky Competition – within weeks of each other in 2011, confirming his glowing reputation as one of his generation’s most outstanding pianists.

Trifonov has been praised for his astonishing technical command, his overwhelming energy, and his total absorption in his music. He performs pieces by three of his compatriots – Scriabin’s rhapsodic Third Sonata, three of Medtner’s vividly descriptive Fairy Tales, and Guido Agosti’s dazzling, flamboyant arrangements of Stravinsky. Debussy’s Images and Chopin’s Etudes provide an opportunity for Trifonov to display his sensitivity and delicacy as well as his supreme technical skills.

‘Every note he touched was pure gold... Compelling, radiant, every gesture in the music lovingly communicated’ (New York Concert Review)

This performance will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.


Supported by The Inches Carr Trust

Photo © Vadim Shults

Duration: 1 hours 45 minutes approximately

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EIF: Daniil Trifonov: Piano
Event EIF: Daniil Trifonov: Piano
Date 24 August 2012 at 11:00am
Tickets £8-£29
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