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Sergei Babayan, Piano and Daniil Trifonov, Piano

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 8:00 PM Pre-concert talk by Ruth Ochs at 7pm, free to ticketholders Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

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SCHUMANN Andante and Variations in B-flat Major, Op. 46
SCHUBERT Fantasie in F Minor for Piano Four Hands, D. 940
BRAHMS Hungarian Dances WoO. 1
RACHMANINOFF Two Suites for Two Pianos

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About the Artist

At the age of 25, Daniil Trifonov has already established himself as one of the finest living pianists. “A fully formed virtuoso with an artistic soul to match his mighty fingers” (Seattle Times), he has appeared with all of the “Big Five” U.S. orchestras, swept First Prize and Audience Prize at both the Rubinstein and Tchaikovsky Competitions, and given a solo recital at Carnegie Hall to uproarious acclaim. Amid his touring schedule, though, he manages to continue study at The Cleveland Institute of Music, under the tutelage of prominent Armenian pianist Sergei Babayan. In an extremely special evening, this student and teacher come together to perform a program of 19th-century piano duos. It will be the  rst two-piano program on our series since 1982, and an unusual opportunity to witness such an intimate relationship enacted onstage—the cherished passing of music from one generation to the next will be right before our eyes.


Join us for more...

Daniil Trifonov will coach student members of the Princeton Pianists Ensemble on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 9:30AM in Richardson Auditorium.  This event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


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pianists Sergei Babayan and Daniil Trifonov play Rachmaninoff Suite for Two Pianos

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Pianists Sergei Babayan and Daniil Trifonov play Rachmaninoff Suite for Two Pianost Live at teh Verbier Festival

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“(Trifonov) has everything and more...technically incredible...his touch—he has tenderness and also the demonic element. I never heard anything like that.”

- Pianist Martha Argerich