San Diego Union-Tribune
Christian Herzog
February 29, 2016

Trifonov captivates and enchants a full house
In his La Jolla Music Society concert Sunday, the Russian pianist displayed ‘seemingly superhuman technique and intuitively poetic interpretations’

“When an audience makes a concerted effort to stifle all sounds — sniffles, coughs, chair squeaks, program rustling — it’s a sign they’re enchanted by a master entertainer.

No one wanted to break the musical spells that Daniil Trifonov cast in Sherwood Auditorium Sunday evening. In a La Jolla Music Society recital devoted to virtuosic variations and expansive sonatas, the young pianist captivated a full house with his seemingly superhuman technique and intuitively poetic interpretations.”