92Y and New York Philharmonic present
CONTACT! Yefim Bronfman and friends;MON;1/13/2014;7:30 PM EST
45 Bleecker St.
New York, NY, 10012
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
Yefim Bronfman is widely regarded as one of the most talented virtuoso pianists performing today. His commanding technique and exceptional lyrical gifts have won him consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences worldwide. In a highlight of his 2013/14 season, Mr. Bronfman will be featured artist-in-residence with the New York Philharmonic. While there he will perform chamber concerts, with a particular emphasis on contemporary music, join the Philharmonic for a winter tour to the Far East, and close the season with a complete cycle of all the Beethoven concerti.
Mr. Bronfman will also return to the orchestras of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Toronto, Boston, Houston, Dallas and Detroit as well as Paris, Munich, Berlin and Amsterdam, with whose Concertgebouw Orchestra he will also tour Australia to celebrate the ensemble’s centenary. Next spring he will join his friend and collaborator Pinchas Zukerman for a short tour that includes Ottawa, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Berkeley and Vancouver. He will appear at the Berlin Philharmonic's new spring residency in Baden-Baden to play Beethoven conducted by Zubin Mehta.
Mr. Bronfman has given solo recitals in the leading halls of North America, Europe and Asia, including his acclaimed debuts at Carnegie Hall in 1989 and Avery Fisher Hall in 1993. In 1991 he gave a series of joint recitals with Isaac Stern in Russia, marking Mr. Bronfman’s first public performances there since his emigration to Israel at age 15. That same year he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, one of the highest honors given to American instrumentalists.
Widely praised for his discography of solo, chamber and orchestral recordings, Mr. Bronfman was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009 for his recording of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s piano concerto with the composer conducting; he won a Grammy Award in 1997 for his recording of the three Bartók Piano Concerti with Salonen leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His most recent CD releases are Magnus Lindberg's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic; and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 with Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra. He has two DVD releases: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with Andris Nelsons and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic.
Born in Tashkent in the Soviet Union, Mr. Bronfman became an American citizen in July 1989. His website is yefimbronfman.com.