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Yefim Bronfman

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Russian-born Israeli-American pianist Yefim Bronfman is a fixture of concert stages, especially in the U.S., since getting an American resident in 1989. He’s especially respected for his shows of contemporary Russian repertory, where he amounts pianistic fireworks using the moody introspection common to numerous of the functions of the usually different Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Bronfman was created in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on Apr 10, 1958. He previously his initial lessons from his mom, a piano instructor by trade. The family members emigrated to Israel in 1973, as well as the teenaged Yefim started piano research at Tel Aviv School. After just 2 yrs of use instructor Arie Vardi, he was prepared for a esteemed international debut using the Montreal Symphony under Zubin Mehta. Bronfman curved out his research within the U.S. on the Juilliard College, the Curtis Institute, as well as the Marlboro Celebration; private instructors included Rudolf Firkusny, Leon Fleisher, and Rudolf Serkin. In 1978 he produced his debut with the brand new York Philharmonic, and his recital debuts in NY and in Washington, D.C., had been equally esteemed: they happened on the 92nd Road Y as well as the Kennedy Middle, respectively. Since that time, Bronfman’s touring timetable has included halts at most from the world’s main concert halls. His constant popularity provides dovetailed with this of Russian music generally, and he provides documented all five Prokofiev piano concertos and everything seven from the composer’s officially fearsome sonatas. His personal repertoire, however, stretches dating back to the music of Domenico Scarlatti, and he was presented with a Grammy honor in 1997 for his recordings of Bartók’s three piano concertos with Esa-Pekka Salonen as well as the LA Philharmonic. He offers notched other Grammy and Gramophone award nominations. Bronfman information for Sony, where he released a two-piano cooperation with Emanuel Ax, offering music by Rachmaninov. He in addition has been a keen chamber very good music player. Two high factors of his profession arrived in 1991: he came back that yr to Russia for the very first time since his youngsters, and he was granted the Avery Fisher Reward. In 2000 he reached wider viewers when his efficiency of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 was presented within the film Fantasia 2000; he performed the task live at unique screenings from the film in NY, LA, Paris, and Tokyo. Bronfman’s efficiency of both Shostakovich concertos premiered with the film. A reliable blast of recordings included the 2006 Rachmaninoff Collection; 2008’s Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A, Op. 50; and Brahms & Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 (2011).

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Full Name Yefim Bronfman
Date Of Birth April 10, 1958
Profession Pianist
Education Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music
Nationality Israeli, American
Awards Avery Fisher Prize, Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra)
Music Songs Piano Sonata No. 7 In B-flat Major, Op.83: III. Precipitato, Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28 "From Old Notebooks": Allegro tempestoso, Overture on Hebrew Themes for Clarinet, String Quartet and Piano, Op. 34, Pictures At An Exhibition: Promenade, Islamey - Fantaisie orientale, Dichotomie, 2. Organisme, Salonen: Dichotomie - 2. Organisme, Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32: Elegia: Adagio, Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2, Concerto No. 3 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 26: I. Andante - Allegro, Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 10: Andante assai, Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 10: Allegro brioso - Poco più mosso - Tempo primo, Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14: I. Allegro, ma non troppo, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.4 in B-flat Major, Op.53: I. Vivace, Concerto No. 3 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 26: III. Allegro ma non troppo, Piano Sonata No. 7 In B-flat Major, Op.83: I. Allegro inquieto, Piano Sonata No. 7 In B-flat Major, Op.83: II. Andante caloroso, Sonata for Piano No. 1 in F minor, Op. 1: Allegro, Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82: II. Allegretto, Sonata No. 9 in C Major, Op. 103: III. Andante tranquillo, Sonata No. 5 in C Major, Op. 38 : II. Andantino, Sonata No. 5 in C Major, Op. 38 : I. Allegro tranquillo, Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14: II. Scherzo. Allegro marcato, Brahms: Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op.52 - Verses From "Polydora" - 8. Wenn so lind dein Auge mir, Brahms: Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op.52 - Verses From "Polydora" - 11. Nein, es ist nicht auszukommen, Piano Concerto, Movement I, Brahms: Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op.52 - Verses From "Polydora" - 14. Sieh, wie ist die Welle klar, Concerto No. 2 in F Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 102: II. Andante, Concerto No. 2 in F major for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 102: I. Allegro, Violin Sonata in G major, K 379: I. Adagio. Allegro, Piano Concerto no. 2, op. 102: Allegro, Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 84 in B-flat major: I. Andante dolce
Albums Violin Sonatas, Franck, Debussy, Ravel: Violinsonaten (feat. violin: Shlomo Mintz, piano: Yefim Bronfman), Complete Works for Violin and Piano, Music for Two Pianos, Lindberg: EXPO - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Al largo, Sonatas for Piano and Violin, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev, Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3, 5, Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37b, Balakirev: Islamey, Piano Concertos 2 & 4; Overture on Hebrew Themes, Tchaikovsky & Arensky Piano Trios, Dvorak, Magnus Lindberg, Tchaikovsky, Piano Concertos Nos. 2, 4, Brahms: Sonata for Two Pianos; Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Tchaikovsky: The Seasons / Balakirev: Islamey, Piano Concerto No. 5 / Choral Fantasy / Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1, 4, 6, Summer Night Concert, Schönbrunn 2010: Moon / Planets / Stars, Brahms: Sonatas For Piano and Violin, Op.78-100-108, Salonen: Helix, Piano Concerto, Dichotomie, Piano Sonatas Nos. 7 & 8 (feat. Piano: Yefim Bronfman), Piano Concertos 1 & 2, Piano Sonatas nos. 2, 3, 5, & 9, Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3, 5, Prokofiev: Sonatas for Piano Nos. 7 & 8, Symphonic Dances and Suites for 2 Pianos, Sonatas for Piano and Violin, Op. 78, 100, 108, Stravinsky: The Firebird - Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3 / The Miraculous Mandarin, Rachmaninoff: Suites Nos. 1 & 2 and Symphonic Dances for 2 Pianos, Piano Concertos No. 1 Op. 35 & No. 2 Op. 102 / Quintet for Piano & Strings, Brahms: Lieder & Liebeslieder Waltzes (Live), The Three Piano Concertos, Triple Concerto / Septet, Piano Concertos No. 2 & No. 3, Piano Concertos No. 3 & 4 (Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich feat. conductor: David Zinman, piano: Yefim Bronfman), Yefim Bronfman Plays Prokofiev Concertos and Sonatas, Perspectives, Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 3/Scherzo, Op. 4, Salonen, Complete Piano Concertos, Rachmaninov: Danses symphoniques, Suites - Ax / Bronfman, Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 / Sinfonie Nr. 4, Stravinsky: The Firebird / Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3 / The Miraculous Mandarin, Mozart: Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Vol. II
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo


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1 Grammy-winning pianist.
2 Lives in the same apartment building as Emanuel Ax.
3 Made his international debut in 1975 with Zubin Mehta and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.


Music Department

Music Department

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Fantasia 2000 1999 musician: piano - segments "Piano Concerto #2", "Steadfast Tin Soldier, The"

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Soundtrack

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Yes 2004/I performer: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18"

Self

Self

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Iron Chef America: The Series 2009-2011 TV Series Himself - ICA Judge / Classical Pianist
Sommernachtskonzert Schönbrunn 2010 TV Series Himself
You Cannot Start Without Me: Valery Gergiev, Maestro 2009 Documentary Himself
Live from Lincoln Center 2006 TV Series Himself
Fantasia 2000 1999 Himself - Pianist (segment "Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102") (uncredited)

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