Hello everybody, Have you heard about this phenomenon ? I had not, before we had the chance last Thursday with my wife to attend a recital here in Lyon by this incredible 22-year old Russian pianist. He started by some minor Stravinski's pieces, then quickly moved to the first set of Debussy's Images - beautiful - and completed the first part with Ravel's Miroirs. Quite a consistent first set... Yet we were enchanted, but we thought: he plays like a angel (or a bird), but may lack some weight in the piano. Let's wait for some decades and we will see what happens... But after the break, he resumed with Schumann's Etudes Symphoniques: he had gained twenty years of maturity ! Absolutely overhelming, but the best was the encores, especially a reduction for piano of a Stravinski's Firebird movement: the type of pieces where you just wonder how many arms the pianist has (you cannot see any of them, rather a kind of electric octopus being everywhere on the keyboards at the same time !). You could imagine we have 'just' a virtuoso; the only thing is that the guy is extremely musical and sensible in his way of playing (I almost cried during the slow variations of Etudes Symphoniques). Critics quoted Rubinstein talking about Trifonov. He made me think more to Horowitz ! The organisers told to the people that they could book him before his recent successes (he his now playing in all great concert halls, as Milan's Scala, Paris' Salle Pleyel or NYC Carnegie Hall). Now he seems to have a full schedule of concerts for the 5 coming years !! If you have the chance to have one in your city, just run !