It has been announced this week that Russian piano virtuoso Daniil Trifonov has been awarded Musical America's coveted 2019 'Artist of the Year' accolade.
A former 1st prize winner at the Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein International Piano Competitions, Daniil currently serves as Artist-in Residence with the Berlin Philharmonic.
The 'Ensemble of the Year' accolade has been awarded to the American-based JACK Quartet.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolf and conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto have been awarded the 'Composer of the Year' and 'Conductor of the Year' accolades.
Founded in 1889, Musical America is America’s oldest classical music publication.
The 59th Annual Musical America Awards will be presented in a special ceremony at Carnegie Hall in December.
Previous recipients include Gustavo Dudamel, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Yuja Wang.