Daniil Trifonov - Transcendental Liszt: The Complete Etudes


Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov extends his Deutsche Grammophon discography with yellow label’s first ever recording of Franz Liszt’s complete concert Études

Franz Liszt Transcendental Etudes, No.4 in D minor “Mazeppa"

Transcendental is the new solo release by Daniil Trifonov. The repertoire is Liszt’s Complete Concert Etudes. These Etudes remain amongst the most challenging piano pieces ever composed – and are rarely recorded or performed. Enjoy the “Mazeppa” from Liszt's Transcendental Etudes in this video.

Daniil Trifonov: The Magics of Music and The Castelfranco Veneto Recital

The Magics of Music

A DVD containing two new films by Christopher Nupen, about pianist and composer Daniil Trifonov: a portrait film "The Magics of Music" and a performance film of a recital in the elegant Teatro Accademico in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy. Together they give an intimate portrait of the artist both on and off the stage.
The films have won two international prizes, Silver Medal at the New York Film and Television Festival and the Accolade Award.


Daniil Trifonov, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Int. Release 28 Aug. 2015


Sergei Rachmaninov - Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43
Sergei Rachmaninov - Variations On A Theme Of Chopin, Op.22
Daniil Trifonov - Rachmaniana
Sergei Rachmaninov - Variations On A Theme Of Corelli, Op.42

Gramophone Magazine Editor's Choice
September 2015
Disc of the Month



Music by Liszt, Chopin, Scriabin and Medtner. Live recording: New York, Carnegie Hall.

Buy CD * 2013 Deutsche Grammophon

Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No 1

Music by Chopin and Tchaikovsky, and Liszt transcriptions of Schubert and Schumann.

Buy SACD * Hybrid SACD Compatible with all CD players. Includes high density stereo and surround tracks that can be read by SACD players.


Live recording: Venezia, Teatro la Fenice, Sacile, Fazioli Hall.

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Artist of Deutsche Grammophon

Deutsche Grammophon

“Ever since his performance in the finals of the last International Chopin Competition we have been closely following the breathtaking development of Daniil Trifonov. His complete dedication to music making, the wide range of colours and pure beauty of his playing are irresistible. We are convinced of his extraordinary talent and are delighted to welcome Daniil to the DG family."
Ute Fesquet (DG Vice President of Artists and Repertoire)

BBC Music magazine

October 2016

BBC Music magazine October 2016

Martha Argerich interview – Financial Times:
Last night I listened to him again on YouTube – he has everything and more. What he does with his hands is technically incredible. It’s also his touch – he has tenderness and also the demonic element. I never heard anything like that.

Norman Lebrecht – Slipped Disc:

A pianist for the rest of our lives ... This is a major artist, phenomenally gifted and almost fully formed, with fresh ideas and a winning stage presence that is quite irresistible from the moment he bounds through the door and sits at the keyboard, unable to contain his need to share.

Trifonov hailed as “an artist of breathtaking poise and theatricality” after LSO concerts

“Still only 23, Trifonov is now maturing into an artist of breathtaking poise and theatricality,” began the Times of London in their review of Daniil Trifonov’s recent Barbican Centre performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto in F Minor with the London Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergeiv.

The Times was just one of several papers impressed by the young Russian pianist; London’s Guardian wrote: “Trifonov's performance was a marvel, a mixture of exuberance and fabulous subtlety, as remarkable for the delicate precision of his wispy pianissimos as for the irrepressible energy of its grandstanding rhetoric.”  

Equally impressed with the performance was The Arts Desk, who proclaimed “It is wonderful to see a young pianist so thoroughly fulfill early promise, and it certainly seems like he is doing all the right things to build a long and glorious career. He combines a total technical facility – every run emerged from the Fazioli grand with crystal clarity – with an infinite variety of tone.” 

Journalist Jessica Duchen in JDCMB described that tone as "an Aladdin's cave of glowing, kaleidoscopic colour."

This performance capped a seven city tour with the LSO, which also included stops in Brussels, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Freiburg, Paris and Milan.

Tchaikovsky Competition

XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 2011) - Grand Prix, First prize and a Gold Medal, Audience Choice Award and the Award for the Best Performance of a Mozart Concerto.

Arthur Rubinstein Competition

XIII Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition (Tel Aviv, 2011) - First Prize and Gold Medal, the prize for the best chamber music performace, the Pnina Salzman Prize for the best performance of a Chopin piece and the Audience Favorite prize..

Chopin Competition

XVI International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition (Warsaw, 2010) - III prize and a Bronze Medal and special prize of the Polish Radio for the best performance of mazurkas.

Daniil Trifonov is one of the brightest names

of the next generation of pianists. His reputation for outstanding performances, musical insight and expressive intensity has already surpassed the attention he received when, during the 2010/11 season, he won medals at three of the most prestigious competitions in the music world: the Chopin Competition in Warsaw (Third Prize), the Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv (First Prize) and the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (First Prize and Grand Prix).

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