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Tonight (Nov 11) Marks First of Daniil Trifonov’s Twelve Headlining Appearances in “Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival”

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Marking a major career milestone for Daniil Trifonov, this month the young Russian master pianist headlines “Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival,” the New York Philharmonic’s three-week immersion in the composer’s music. The collaboration kicks off tonight, November 11, when Trifonov gives the first of five performances as soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto and “Paganini Variations,” both under the baton of Cristian Macelaru (Nov 11–17). Next week, he plays the Fourth Piano Concerto with Neeme Järvi (Nov 19–21), and later this month he performs the Third Piano Concerto under the leadership of Ludovic Morlot (Nov 24–28). To round out the festival – the Philharmonic’s first Rachmaninoff celebration to date – Trifonov makes his 92nd Street Y debut with a rare chamber music appearance, collaborating with members of the orchestra on the Russian composer’s “Trio élégiaque” No. 2 (Nov 22). Click here for more information about the festival.

By way of a preview, earlier this week the pianist gave an intimate recital at the Greene Space in downtown Manhattan. WQXR’s Annie Bergen hosted the sold-out event, in which Trifonov not only played Rachmaninoff’s Second Suite for Two Pianos with his teacher, fellow pianist Sergei Babayan, but gave a solo rendition of Rachmaniana, his own Rachmaninoff-inspired suite. An atmospheric and virtuosic work that was originally dedicated to Babayan, Trifonov’s composition may also be heard on his most recent Deutsche Grammophon release, Rachmaninov Variations. The Greene Space performance streamed live on both WQXR and; click here to view the archived footage.

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Daniil Trifonov at the New York Philharmonic
“Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival”


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Nov 11, 12, 13, 14 & 17
New York, NY
David Geffen Hall
RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2
New York Philharmonic / Cristian Macelaru

Nov 19, 20 & 21
New York, NY
David Geffen Hall
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 4
New York Philharmonic / Neeme Järvi

Nov 22
New York, NY
92nd Street Y (debut)
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Trio No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9, “Trio élégiaque”
with members of New York Philharmonic

Nov 24, 27 & 28
New York, NY
David Geffen Hall
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3
New York Philharmonic / Ludovic Morlot

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Photo: Courtesy of WQXR

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