Yefim Bronfman |

Yefim Bronfman |

Yefim Bronfman

Date of birth

Yefim Bronfman |

Yefim Bronfman is one of the most talented virtuoso pianists of our time. His technical prowess and exceptional lyrical talent have earned him critical acclaim and a warm welcome from audiences all over the world, whether in solo or chamber performances, concerts with the best orchestras and conductors in the world.

In the 2015/2016 season Yefim Bronfman is a permanent guest artist of the Dresden State Chapel. Conducted by Christian Thielemann, he will perform all of Beethoven’s concertos in Dresden and on the band’s European tour. Also among Bronfman’s engagements for the current season are performances with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev in Edinburgh, London, Vienna, Luxembourg and New York, performances of all of Prokofiev’s sonatas in Berlin, New York (Carnegie Hall) and at the Cal Performances festival. at Berkeley; concerts with the Vienna, New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal, Toronto, San Francisco and Seattle Symphonies.

In the spring of 2015, Efim Bronfman, together with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lynn Harrell, gave a series of concerts in the USA, and in May 2016 he will perform with them in European cities.

Yefim Bronfman is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Avery Fisher Prize (1999), D. Shostakovich, awarded by the Y. Bashmet Charitable Foundation (2008), Prizes. J. G. Lane from US Northwestern University (2010).

In 2015, Bronfman was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

The musician’s extensive discography includes discs with works by Rachmaninov, Brahms, Schubert and Mozart, the soundtrack to the Disney animated film Fantasia-2000. In 1997, Bronfman received a Grammy Award for recording three of Bartók’s piano concertos with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, and in 2009 he was nominated for a Grammy for his recording of the Piano Concerto by E.- P. Salonen conducted by the author (Deutsche Grammophon). In 2014, in collaboration with Da Capo, Bronfman recorded Magnus Lindberg’s Piano Concerto No. 2014 with the New York Philharmonic under A. Gilbert (XNUMX). The recording of this Concerto, written especially for the pianist, was nominated for a Grammy.

Recently released a solo CD Perspectives, dedicated to E. Bronfman as a “perspective artist” Carnegie Hall in the 2007/2008 season. Among the pianist’s recent recordings are Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra conducted by M. Jansons; all piano concertos and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello with violinist G. Shaham, cellist T. Mörk and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra conducted by D. Zinman (Arte Nova/BMG).

The pianist records a lot with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Z. Meta (the entire cycle of piano concertos by S. Prokofiev, concertos by S. Rachmaninoff, works by M. Mussorgsky, I. Stravinsky, P. Tchaikovsky, etc.) have been recorded.

Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto (Deutsche Grammophon), Beethoven’s Fifth Concerto with the Concertgebouw Orchestra and A. Nelsons at the Lucerne Festival 2011 and Rachmaninov’s Third Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by S. Rattle (EuroArts), two concertos by Brahms in accompanied by the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Franz Welser-Möst.

Yefim Bronfman was born in Tashkent on April 10, 1958 in a family of famous musicians. His father is a violinist, a student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, an accompanist at the Tashkent Opera House and a professor at the Tashkent Conservatory. Mother is a pianist and the first teacher of the future virtuoso. My sister graduated from the Moscow Conservatory with Leonid Kogan and now plays in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Family friends included Emil Gilels and David Oistrakh.

In 1973, Bronfman and his family emigrated to Israel, where he entered the class of Ari Vardi, director of the Academy of Music and Dance. S. Rubin at Tel Aviv University. His debut on the Israeli stage was with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra conducted by H.V. Steinberg in 1975. A year later, having received a scholarship from the American Israeli Cultural Foundation, Bronfman continued his education in the United States. He studied at the Juilliard School of Music, the Marlborough Institute and the Curtis Institute, and trained with Rudolf Firkushna, Leon Fleischer and Rudolf Serkin.

In July 1989, the musician became a US citizen.

In 1991, Bronfman performed in his homeland for the first time since leaving the USSR, giving a series of concerts in an ensemble with Isaac Stern.

Yefim Bronfman gives solo concerts in the leading halls of North America, Europe and the Far East, at the most famous festivals in Europe and the USA: BBC Proms in London, at the Salzburg Easter Festival, festivals in Aspen, Tanglewood, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Lucerne, Berlin … In In 1989 he made his debut at Carnegie Hall, in 1993 at Avery Fisher Hall.

In the 2012/2013 season, Yefim Bronfman was the artist-in-residence of the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, and in the 2013/2014 season he was the artist-in-residence of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

The pianist collaborated with such brilliant conductors as D. Barenboim, H. Blomstedt, F. Welser-Möst, V. Gergiev, C. von Dohnagny, C. Duthoit, F. Luisi, L. Maazel, K. Mazur, Z. Meta , Sir S. Rattle, E.-P. Salonen, T. Sokhiev, Yu. Temirkanov, M. Tilson-Thomas, D. Zinman, K. Eschenbach, M. Jansons.

Bronfman is an outstanding master of chamber music. He performs in ensembles with M. Argerich, D. Barenboim, Yo-Yo Ma, E. Ax, M. Maisky, Yu. Rakhlin, M. Kozhena, E. Payou, P. Zukerman and many other world-famous musicians. A long creative friendship connected him with M. Rostropovich.

In recent years, Efim Bronfman has been constantly touring Russia: in July 2012 he performed at the Stars of the White Nights festival in St. Petersburg with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev, in September 2013 in Moscow with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia named after E.F. . Svetlanov under the direction of Vladimir Yurovsky, in November 2014 – with the Concertgebouw Orchestra under the direction of Maris Jansons during the world tour in honor of the 125th anniversary of the band.

This season (December 2015) he gave two concerts at the XNUMXth anniversary festival “Faces of Contemporary Pianoism” in St. Petersburg: solo and with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra (conductor V. Gergiev).


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