Guest Artist Master Class

Daniil Trifonov, Piano

Daniil Trifonov

Hirsch Orchestra Rehearsal Hall at Alice Pratt Brown Hall

Talented Shepherd School students perform short musical excerpts and receive coaching from Daniil Trifonov in front of a live audience.

Free, general admission


Sergei Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19
     I. Lento – Allegro moderato (G minor)
Isaac Foreman, piano
Dana Rath, cello

Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
     I. Allegro molto moderato (A minor)
Saehyun Park, piano
Neil Kurz, orchestral piano

Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 3
     I. Drammàtico
Szuyu Su, piano

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 8
     I. Andante dolce – Allegro moderato
Jonathan Mak, piano


Daniil Trifonov

Grammy Award-winning pianist Daniil Trifonov – Musical America’s 2019 Artist of the Year – has made a spectacular ascent of the classical music world, as a solo artist, champion of the concerto repertoire, chamber and vocal collaborator, and composer. Combining consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth, his performances are a perpetual source of awe. “He has everything and more … tenderness and also the demonic element. I never heard anything like that,” marveled pianist Martha Argerich. With Transcendental, the Liszt collection that marked his third title as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, Trifonov won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Solo Album of 2018. As The Times of London notes, he is “without question the most astounding pianist of our age.”

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Hirsch Orchestra Rehearsal Hall at Alice Pratt Brown Hall