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Daniil Trifonov is an astonishing pianist. Many have already predicted greatness for this pianist who will turn 25 on March 5. His recordings are bestsellers, and he has been the subject of documentaries. His Walt Disney Concert Hall recital debut Friday was one of the season's most eagerly anticipated events and offered an evening of unforgettable playing. Martha Argerich, who was on the Chopin jury that passed over Trifonov, has become one of his most ardent champions.

Trifonov who took first place in the Rubinstein competition in Tel Aviv and the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow in 2011, made his 2013 Carnegie Hall recital ( recorded by DG!), which galvanized the piano world. The New York Philharmonic built a Rachmaninoff festival around Trifonov late last year. L.A. almost feels late to the game (although he has appeared at the Hollywood Bowl and at Disney Hall with violinist Gidon Kremer).       READ THE FULL Los Angeles Times ARTICLE