Daniil Trifonov, piano (Canceled)

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As of March 13, 2020, the remainder of the Celebrity Series 2019 - 20 Season has been canceled. Please visit our COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Update March 12, 2020:

Due to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, this performance has been canceled.

Ticketholders are being contacted regarding refunds and other options.

His appearance on our Debut Series in 2012 was a sold-out sensation, and in his two subsequent Jordan Hall recitals, the brilliant Daniil Trifonov never failed to astound. Be there when Trifonov makes a hotly-anticipated move to our biggest stage for music: a solo recital at Symphony Hall. 

Program - updated March 3, 2020

J.S. BACH: Chaconne in D minor for the Left Hand, from Partita in D minor for Unaccompanied Violin (Arranged by Johannes Brahms)

J.S. BACH: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
Contrapunctus I
Contrapunctus II
Contrapunctus III
Contrapunctus IV
Contrapunctus V
Contrapunctus VI (In French Style)
Contrapunctus VII (In Augmentation and Diminution)
Contrapunctus VIII (Triple Fugue)
Contrapunctus IX
Contrapunctus X
Contrapunctus XI
Contrapunctus XII
a. Rectus
b. Inversus
Contrapunctus XIII
a. Rectus
b. Inversus
Contrapunctus XIV (Triple Fugue on the name B-A-C-H)

J.S. Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, BWV 147 (arranged by Dame Myra Hess)


Media partner 

“Trifonov’s wide and nuanced range of colors, dynamics and expression consistently illuminated this rarely performed score. The stately fugues [had] apt poise and somber dignity yet the quicker Contrapuncti went with quicksilver rhythms and an almost jazz-like swing. Far from being austere, there was an exhilarating spontaneity to Sunday’s performance as one waited with anticipation to see what Trifonov would do with the next fugue, be it hushed intimacy or dazzling bravura.”

Chicago Classical Review

“… one of the most awesome pianists of our time.”

The New York Times

This performance is sponsored by


An Aaron Richmond Recital


This performance is also made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment & Innovation Funds, with generous leadership support from Lawrence T. P. Stifler & Mary McFadden and Dorothy & Stephen Weber. Additional support provided by Stephen C. Perry & Oliver RadfordStephen C. Harrison & Tomas KirchhausenDebra & Michael Raizman, and in memory of Blanche & George Jones

Arts Society Members ($500) and above are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments pre-show and during intermission at this performance. Learn more about our Member Events.

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