Yefim Bronfman will be our Artist in Residence this season. In July he will perform Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto as well as Bartók’s Second Piano Concerto. He will also play the Shostakovich and Schumann Piano Quintets with Israel Philharmonic musicians in the Chamber Series, give a recital of piano sonatas by Beethoven and Chopin and collaborate with Lahav Shani in a recital for two pianos, featuring works by Mozart, Schubert and Rachmaninov.
Internationally recognized as one of today’s most acclaimed pianists, Yefim Bronfman is regularly sought by festivals, orchestras, conductors and recital series. As a soloist, he regularly performs with the Vienna, New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, Mariinsky, Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras, the symphonies of Boston, Montreal, Toronto, San Francisco and Seattle, as well as the Israel Philharmonic, in Israel and on tours. He has worked with an illustrious group of conductors, including Daniel Barenboim, Herbert Blomstedt, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Alan Gilbert, Vladimir Jurowski, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Yanick Nézet-Séguin, Sir Simon Rattle and Esa-Pekka Salonen. A keen chamber musician, his partners have included Martha Argerich, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lynn Harell, Pinchas Zukerman and many others. Summer engagements have taken him to the major festivals of Europe and the USA. He has also given numerous solo recitals in the leading halls of North America, Europe and the Far East. Mr. Bronfman was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize in 1991, and the Jean Gimbel Lane prize in piano performance from Northwestern University in 2010. He has been nominated for three GRAMMY Awards, one of which he won with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for their recording of the three Bartók Piano Concerti. Born in Tashkent in the Soviet Union in 1958, Yefim Bronfman immigrated to Israel with his family in 1973. He is a 2015 recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music.
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