Scriabin, Alexander (1872-1915), Piano Sonata no. 2 "Sonata Fantasy" in G sharp minor, Op.19
Liszt, Franz (1811-1886), Piano Sonata in B minor, S 178
Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek (1810-1849), 24 Preludes, Op.28
Daniil Trifonov, Piano
The hotly anticipated Southbank Centre debut recital of Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and third prize-winner in the 2010 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. '...he has everything and more. What he does with his hands is technically incredible. It's also his touch - he has tenderness and also the demonic element. I never heard anything like that' (quoted in the Financial Times). The New York Times commented, 'Mr. Trifonov has scintillating technique and a virtuosic flair. He is also a thoughtful artist ... he can play with soft-spoken delicacy, not what you associate with competition conquerors.'