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Daniil Trifonov dazzles at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall / The Manchester Evening News review

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Daniil Trifonov is a name that will be very well known before long. But right now, though his fame is massive in Moscow, Paris and New York, Manchester hasn't quite caught up: only a few hundred, though highly enthusiastic, listeners greeted the young Russian pianist's first solo recital at the Bridgewater Hall.

‘The most brilliant pianist I've ever heard' was a comment I'd gleaned beforehand from a widely travelled and discerning friend, about Daniil Trifonov.

That was setting the bar high – but in truth his technical powers are among the most dazzling I've ever witnessed, too.

The virtuosity of his playing in the final four of Liszt's Twelve Transcendental Studies was almost unbelievable. READ THE FULL Manchester Evening News REVIEW.