“Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has been announced as Musical America’s Artist of the Year,” writes Susan Elliott on Tuesday’s (10/16) MusicalAmerica.com. “The 27-year-old virtuoso, also a composer, leads an impressive ‘of-the-year’ lineup for 2019, which also recognized Julia Wolfe as Composer of the Year, Carlos Miguel Prieto as Conductor of the Year, Anthony Roth Costanzo as Vocalist of the Year, and the JACK Quartet as Ensemble of the Year. The awards, which will be presented to the recipients in December at Carnegie Hall, recognize artistic excellence and achievement in the arts. Fittingly, Leonard Bernstein was the first Musical America Musician of the Year, in 1960…. Trifonov … has been on a remarkable roll since winning the Arthur Rubinstein and Tchaikovsky competitions in 2011, while still a 20-year-old student at the Cleveland Institute. In addition to concertizing with the major international ensembles and in solo recital … he is currently recording Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos with the Philadelphia Orchestra.”

Posted October 16, 2018

In photo left to right, Musical America artists of the year Daniil Trifonov, Julia Wolfe, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Anthony Roth Costanzo, the JACK Quartet