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Daniil Trifonov's return to Edinburgh gets 5 stars from theguardian

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Daniil Trifonov plays Usher Hall, Edinburgh on 19 August.

5 stars - An immense programme of Brahms, Liszt and Rachmaninov showcased Trifonov's technical prowess, but nothing was mannered or bombastic here were moments when Daniil Trifonov's forehead almost hit the keyboard and times when he launched himself right off the piano stool – which might sound like showmanship from the wunderkind of old-school Russian powerhouse pianism, but nothing was mannered or bombastic in this recital. At 25, Trifonov is still the blaze of fearless, joyous virtuosity he was when he first played Edinburgh four years ago, but what's so exciting to witness is how he increasingly channels all that technical prowess into making softer, rather than louder, sounds. It's as though the flashy stuff comes so easily that he's far more interested in finding ways to make the piano sing or whisper or melt into liquid.

Daniil Trifonov plays Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 19 August; Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, 22 August; and the Proms, London, 7 September.

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