Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov nominated for a Grammy award

Daniil Trifonov of Russia performs during auditions for the third stage of the 16th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.

Daniil Trifonov of Russia performs during auditions for the third stage of the 16th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.

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Young musician impresses with Rachmaninov recording.

Russian pianist and composer Daniil Trifonov, 24, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his performance of Sergei Rachmaninov's variations in the Best Instrumental Solo in Classical Music category. The concert was recorded with the participation of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

"For me this is a third nomination," said the musician. "Last year I was nominated simultaneously for two discs. 

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"It took a lot of effort to produce this disc. At times we would record for hours without pause, therefore I'm happy that the fruits of our creative collaboration has received such a high mark," Trifonov said. "This is real art and listening to the track on the disc, I was often amazed at the sound of the Philadelphia Orchestra. It's not by chance that Rachmaninov himself once recorded his concerts with them. They have preserved a deep understanding of his music."

Trifonov has a very busy tour schedule. His next concert in New York is scheduled for the end of February. "Together with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra and maestro Valery Gergiev I will participate in a musical marathon in which we will perform all of Sergei Prokofiev's concerts," he said. The tour of the US and Canada includes a concert in Los Angeles.

The Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled for February 15, 2016. 

First published in Russian in TASS.

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