Bronfman was born in the USSR but emigrated with his parents to Israel in 1973. Two years later, he made his international debut with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal under the direction of Zubin Mehta. He returned to Russia for the first time in 1991 to give a recital with Isaac Stern.
Over the course of his career, Bronfman has appeared with nearly every major symphony orchestra in the world, having made solo appearances last season with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Bronfman has made solo appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the Netherlands and in other countries under the baton of Riccardo Chailly, Herbert Blomstedt, Andris Nelsons and Mariss Jansons.
Born in Milan, Daniele Gatti studied piano and graduated in composition and conducting at the city's Verdi Conservatory. He is chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with effect from the 2016/17 season. Between 2008 and 2016, he was the music director of the Orchestre National de France.
Prior to this, Daniele Gatti was music director of the Royal Philharmonic (1996–2009), principal conductor of the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome (1992–97), principal guest conductor at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1994–97), music director of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna (1997–2007), and principal conductor at the Zurich Opera House (2009-2012).
In 2016 he was appointed artistic adviser of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. As a guest conductor, Daniele Gatti regularly leads the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Munich Philharmonic, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala.
He has conducted many new productions at leading opera houses all over the world and has close ties with the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Viennese Staatsoper. Maestro Gatti is one of the few Italian conductors ever invited to the Festival of Bayreuth, where he conducted Wagner's Parsifal in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.