Pianist Yefim Bronfman performs with the the Concertgebouw Orchestra as artist in residence
Piano concerts by Rachmaninoff and Firsova, piano quintets by Brahms and Shostakovich
Pianist Yefim Bronfman will be performing as artist in residence with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on several occasions during the coming months. His residency commenced in August and September 2021, when Bronfman performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3. He will now return for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 under the baton of Fabio Luisi at The Concertgebouw on 9, 10 and 11 March, followed by concerts at the Philharmonie Luxembourg (13 March) and the Philharmonie de Paris (14 March).
On Monday 7 March, Yefim Bronfman will also be performing in the Recital Hall of The Concertgebouw, teaming up with four string players from the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Brahms’s and Shostakovich’s piano quintets in the Close-up Series.
The pianist will return to Amsterdam and the Concertgebouw Orchestra on 16 and 17 of June for the world premiere of Elena Firsova’s newly commissioned Piano Concerto op. 175, Jakub Hrůša conducting.
Yefim Bronfman’s thoughts on the Concertgebouw Orchestra
Yefim Bronfman has been a regular guest soloist of the orchestra for many years, both in Amsterdam and on tour. He recalls the first time, conducted by Mariss Jansons in 1999, as ‘one of the highlights of my life so far’. About the orchestra he says: ‘The members of the Concertgebouw Orchestra are very sensitive musicians, enabling you to perform in a chamber music sort of way. They are very precise. Regardless of the complexity of the music, they respond immediately and appropriately – which I then respond to. This group is powerful and sensitive at the same time, a wonderful combination.’