Winner of the Rubinstein Competition Plays Chopin at the Opera
Last fall he won the third prize in the prestigious Chopin Competition in Warsaw. In May he conquered Tel Aviv after winning the Rubinstein Competition where he enjoyed several other awards including the audience award. And a few weeks ago he topped it all with winning the first prize in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. And now young Russian pianist Danil Trifonov returns to Israel to play in a special Chopin Gala organized by the Israeli Opera and the Polish Cultural Institute as part of the world wide Chopin celebrations. Back in October it was decided that winners of the second and third prizes in the Chopin Competition in Warsaw will perform a special Chopin gala in Israel. And so Trifonov as well as second prize winner, Austrian pianist Ingulf Wunder, are now coming to play Chopin in Israel. Accompanied by the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva, conducted by the orchestra's music director Doron Solomon, Trifonov will perform the Andante spianato and grand polonaise and the second Chopin piano concerto while Wunder will perform the first piano concerto.
Program: Chopin works for piano and orchestra
Andante spianato and grand polonaise (Trifonov) Piano concerto No. 1 (Wunder) Piano concerto no. 2 (Trifonov)
Friday, July 15 at 13:00 at the Opera House in Tel Aviv and Saturday July 16 at 21:00 at the Performing Arts Hall in Beer Sheva.