Sunday, March 18, 2018

№ 356. Daniil Trifonov

Even if 26-year-old Russian virtuoso Daniil Trifonov is too humble to extol his own virtues, a myriad of musicians and critics have done so for him. “What he does with his hands is technically incredible,” said the legendary pianist Martha Argerich in 2011. “It’s also his touch -- he has tenderness and also the demonic element. I never heard anything like that.”

Alex Ross, of the New Yorker, projected at the beginning of this year. “Once he settles into his maturity, he may have no equal.”

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