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Yefim
Bronfman

Piano

The Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad once heralded Yefim Bronfman’s playing in a joint performance with the Concertgebouworkest as ‘unbelievably vibrant and virtuosic’. Yefim 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 series of recitals with violinist Isaac Stern.

Over the course of his glittering career, Bronfman has appeared with nearly every major symphony orchestra in the world, making regular solo appearances with the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. As a Perspective Artist, he performed at Carnegie Hall in New York with both the Concertgebouworkest and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2007–8 season. During the 2013–14 season he served as artist in residence with the New York Philharmonic.

Bronfman has won Grammy Awards for his recordings of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Piano Concerto and the three Bartók piano concertos with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
Since his first appearance with the Concertgebouworkest in June 1999, Yefim Bronfman has regularly returned as a guest soloist. In November 2013, he travelled with the orchestra to Russia and Australia performing Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto. He made an appearance in a February 2014 performance of Magnus Lindberg’s Second Piano Concerto, dedicated to him. In November 2018 he was the soloist in Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto in Amsterdam and during the final leg of the orchestra’s ambitious RCO meets Europe tour.

The Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad once heralded Yefim Bronfman’s playing in a joint performance with the Concertgebouworkest as ‘unbelievably vibrant and virtuosic’. Yefim 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 series of recitals with violinist Isaac Stern.

Over the course of his glittering career, Bronfman has appeared with nearly every major symphony orchestra in the world, making regular solo appearances with the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. As a Perspective Artist, he performed at Carnegie Hall in New York with both the Concertgebouworkest and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2007–8 season. During the 2013–14 season he served as artist in residence with the New York Philharmonic.

Bronfman has won Grammy Awards for his recordings of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Piano Concerto and the three Bartók piano concertos with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
Since his first appearance with the Concertgebouworkest in June 1999, Yefim Bronfman has regularly returned as a guest soloist. In November 2013, he travelled with the orchestra to Russia and Australia performing Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto. He made an appearance in a February 2014 performance of Magnus Lindberg’s Second Piano Concerto, dedicated to him. In November 2018 he was the soloist in Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto in Amsterdam and during the final leg of the orchestra’s ambitious RCO meets Europe tour.