For this season’s extensive tour lineup, Daniil Trifonov has put together a new program that juxtaposes the simplicity and charm of Tchaikovsky’s Children’s Album with four virtuosic works: Mozart’s C-major Fantasia, Schumann’s Fantasie in C, Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit and Scriabin’s Fifth Piano Sonata. Besides touring it to Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Portugal, he performs this program at a series of North American engagements in Seattle (Nov 8), La Jolla (Nov 10), Costa Mesa (Nov 11), San Francisco (Nov 13), Toronto (Dec 2), Baltimore (Dec 4) and at New York’s Carnegie Hall (Nov 7), where in 2017-18 he became the youngest artist to curate a “Perspectives” series.
Trifonov returns to the storied venue early next year, making his fourth and final Carnegie Hall appearance of the season in company with superstar violinist Joshua Bell (Feb 28). Their program of violin sonatas – Beethoven’s Op. 12, No. 1, Franck’s in A-major, and Prokofiev’s brooding No. 1 – also takes the pair to Chicago’s Symphony Center (March 2) and Boston’s Celebrity Series (April 4).
Finally, marking the ensemble’s New York trio debut, next spring the pianist joins violinist Stefan Jackiw and cellist Alisa Weilerstein for an evening of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Lutosławski at New York’s 92nd Street Y (May 20).