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As part of a new film, Daniil Trifonov will perform on Chopin original pianos / The Guardian

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He is a Grammy award-winning musician hailed as "a phenomenon" and one of "the most astounding young pianists of our age". Now the Russian virtuoso Daniil Trifonov is to take another step towards musical stardom when, as part of a new film, he will perform the work of Frédéric Chopin on the same pianos that the composer played on his 1848 concert tour of Britain.

"Other Chopin films have played his music on contemporary pianos, which sound different. Like all my movies, we're trying to recreate history and bring you back in time," said the producer Donald Rosenfeld, former president of Merchant Ivory Productions, who made period classics such as Howards End, starring .Emma Thompson. He and Andreas Roald at Sovereign Films have just acquired the film rights to Paul Kildea's book, Chopin's Piano: A Journey Through Romanticism, which traces the history of Chopin's masterpiece, the 24 Preludes, through the instruments on which they were played.    Photograph: Record Company Handout

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