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Daniil Trifonov Performs Scriabin

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

Off-Sale

Duration

1 hour & 45 minutes with intermission

No Late Seating
Date & Times

27

Nov, 2019

Wednesday, 7:30 PM

29

Nov, 2019

Friday, 8:00 PM

30

Nov, 2019

Saturday, 8:00 PM

3

Dec, 2019

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

Our Artist-in-Residence and Grammy Award-winner Daniil Trifonov (lauded by The New York Times for his “incandescence”) plays Scriabin’s jewel of a Piano Concerto — rhapsodic, poetic, and colorful. Jaap van Zweden then conducts Tchaikovsky’s emotionally charged Fifth, with glorious melodies that never cease to thrill.

Program

Scriabin

Piano Concerto

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Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 5

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Artists

Jaap van Zweden

Conductor

Jaap van Zweden

Conductor

Jaap van Zweden

Conductor

Jaap van Zweden began his tenure as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in September 2018. He also serves as Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, a post he has held since 2012. He has conducted orchestras on three continents, appearing as guest with leading orchestras such as, in Europe, the Orchestre de Paris, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, and, London Symphony Orchestra, and, in the United States, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

In the 2021–22 season, Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic perform at Alice Tully Hall and the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall during the accelerated renovation of David Geffen Hall — scheduled to reopen in the fall of 2022 — and in three concerts presented by Carnegie Hall. In addition to symphonic cornerstones, he conducts the Orchestra in the World Premieres of works by Sarah Kirkland Snider, Gregory Spears, Joel Thompson, and Joan Tower; a US Premiere by Nico Muhly; and New York Premieres of works by Hannah Kendall and Nina Shekhar.

Highlights from recent Philharmonic seasons include the launch of Project 19, the multiyear initiative marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment with commissions by 19 women composers, including Tania León’s Stride, which was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Music; the new, staged production of Schoenberg’s Erwartung and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle; his first Young People’s Concert; and works by Barber, Beethoven, Bruckner, Philip Glass, Mozart, Steve Reich, Ellen Reid, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Nina C. Young, and more, including the school-age participants in the New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers Program.

Jaap van Zweden’s most recent recording is the 2020 release of the World Premiere of David Lang’s prisoner of the state, following the 2019 release of Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth, both part of the Philharmonic’s partnership with Decca Gold, Universal Music Group’s newly established US classical music label. He conducted the first-ever performances in Hong Kong of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, the recordings of which are available on the Naxos label. His acclaimed performances of Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal — the last of which earned him the prestigious Edison Award for Best Opera Recording in 2012 — are available on CD and DVD.

Born in Amsterdam, Jaap van Zweden was appointed at age 19 as the youngest-ever concertmaster of Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He began his conducting career almost 20 years later, in 1996. He remains Honorary Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, where he was Chief Conductor (2005–13), served as Chief Conductor of the Royal Flanders Orchestra (2008–11), and was Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (2008–18), where he is now Conductor Laureate. Jaap van Zweden was named Musical America’s 2012 Conductor of the Year and was the subject of an October 2018 CBS 60 Minutes profile on the occasion of his arrival at the New York Philharmonic. Recently, he was awarded the prestigious 2020 Concertgebouw Prize. Under his leadership the Hong Kong Philharmonic was named Gramophone’s 2019 Orchestra of the Year.

In 1997 Jaap van Zweden and his wife, Aaltje, established the Papageno Foundation to support families of children with autism. The Foundation has grown into a multifaceted organization that focuses on the development of children and young adults with autism. The Foundation provides in-home music therapy through a national network of qualified music therapists in The Netherlands; opened the Papageno House in 2015 (with Her Majesty Queen Maxima in attendance) for young adults with autism to live, work, and participate in the community; created a research center at the Papageno House for early diagnosis and treatment of autism and for analyzing the effects of music therapy on autism; develops funding opportunities to support autism programs; and, most recently, launched the app TEAMPapageno, which allows children with autism to communicate with each other through music composition.

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Daniil Trifonov

Piano

Daniil Trifonov

Piano

Daniil Trifonov

Piano

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov — Musical America’s 2019 Artist of the Year and former New York Philharmonic Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence — has made a spectacular ascent of the classical music world. With Transcendental, the Liszt collection that marked his third title as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, he won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Solo Album of 2018.  
 
This season Mr. Trifonov released Silver Age, a Russian album recorded with the Mariinsky Orchestra. He recently undertook season-long residencies at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Vienna’s Musikverein, and London Symphony Orchestra, and Berlin Philharmonic in addition to the New York Philharmonic. He regularly appears with ensembles including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He is also a regular solo recitalist at venues including Carnegie Hall (New York), Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC), Celebrity Series (Boston), Barbican and Royal Festival Halls (London), Théâtre des Champs Élysées (Paris), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Berlin Philharmonie, Zurich Tonhalle, Musikverein (Vienna), Palau de la Musica (Barcelona), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Seoul Arts Center, and Recital Centre (Melbourne). 
 
Daniil Trifonov’s honors include First Prize in Tel Aviv’s Rubinstein Competition, First Prize and Grand Prix in Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Competition, Italy’s Franco Abbiati Prize for Best Instrumental Soloist, and Gramophone’s Artist of the Year. Born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1991, he attended Moscow’s Gnessin School of Music before pursuing piano and composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music. 

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Special Thanks

Daniil Trifonov is The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence.

The Donna and Marvin Schwartz Virtuoso Piano Performance Series has provided major support for Daniil Trifonov’s appearances during the New York Philharmonic’s 2019–20 season.

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