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Daniil Trifonov Q&A with theguardian

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The Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, 25, born in Nizhny Novgorod, gave his first performance with an orchestra at the age of eight, losing a milk tooth mid-performance, and went to Moscow's famous Gnessin School of Music before moving to America to study. Five years ago, already widely heralded as the pianist of the future, he won both the Rubinstein and the Tchaikovsky piano competitions. Trifonov is the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No 21 in C major with the Staatskapelle Dresden and conductor Christian Thielemann at the Proms on Wednesday. His new disc of Liszt's complete concert Études is out next month.

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