Konzertnachlese: Daniil Trifonov im Konzerthaus Wien

"Breathtaking virtuosity" and "orgiastic burst of colour"

From a young age, Trifonov was described as an extraordinary and promising talent of the last decade. On July 1, he showed his skills in the Great Hall of the Konzerthaus in Vienna, playing a Bösendorfer 280VC. The programme included Szymanowski, Debussy, Prokofiev and Brahms.

„Trifonov's virtuosity is breathtaking ...“
writes the newspaper „Der Standard“


„… Debussy's Pour le piano, in which Trifonov made snowflakes dance in the whirlwind, as well as a diabolical ride through Sergei Prokofiev's Sarccasms. Phenomenal, as Trifonov explores the contrasts between rugged chords, wild jumps, bold harmonies and intimate, sensual passages. A fantastic-sounding and far too rarely played Bösendorfer grand piano does the rest.


„Muscular and yet finely scaled, his playing brings an orgiastic burst of colour to shimmer“
comments the newspaper „Wiener Zeitung“

„This also applies to Sergei Prokofiev's "Sarkasmen" (1914), whose jackhammer roar can be quite annoying. But what fine punchlines can be tickled out of the keyboard, what miracle sounds Trifonov wrestles from the Bösendorfer.“


„Almost limitless manual skills“
writes the newspaper „Die Presse“

Trifonov „amazes at his – finally again with a full house – enthusiastically celebrated recital in the Great Concert Hall above all with his almost limitless manual skills."

„Brilliant the differentiated interpretation of Prokofiev's highly demanding Sakasmen hammered out of the Bösendorfer..“

Photo: Portrait by Dario Acosta