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, whether for his solo recitals, his prestigious orchestral engagements or his rapidly growing catalogue of recordings.
Summer festivals at Tanglewood, Aspen, Vail, La Jolla and a residency at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival provide the starting point for his 2014-15 season which will include performances in the U.S. with the symphonies of Chicago (with whom he also appears in Carnegie Hall), St. Louis, San Francisco, Dallas, Seattle, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, New World Symphony, Metropolitan Orchestra and the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics. Continuing his commitment to contemporary composers, the world premier of a concerto written for him by Jörg Widmann is scheduled with the Berlin Philharmonic in December as well as performances of Magnus Lindberg's Concerto No. 2 with the Göteborgs Symfoniker and the London Philharmonic. With the Cleveland Orchestra & Franz Welser-Möst, he will play and record both Brahms concerti, repertoire he will also take to Milan's La Scala with Valery Gergiev.
After a break of many years, he will return to Japan for recitals and orchestral concerts with London's Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen and to Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing, Sydney and Melbourne. In the spring he will join Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lynn Harrell for their first US tour together.
In the 13-14 season, Mr. Bronfman performed regularly with the New York Philharmonic as it's featured Artist-in-Residence. Repertoire from Tchaikovsky to Lindberg and contemporary composers Marc-André Dalbavie, and Marc Neikrug were featured in chamber concerts with a winter tour to the Far East and a complete cycle of all the Beethoven concerti over 3 weeks in June to bring the orchestra's season to a close. Mr. Bronfman also completed a short duo tour with friend and collaborator Pinchas Zukerman. At the Berlin Philharmonic's new spring residency in Baden-Baden he performed Beethoven conducted by Zubin Mehta and throughout the season returned 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 Concertgebouworkester he toured in Australia as part of that orchestra's world-wide centenary celebrations ... read full bio