Yefim Bronfman’s 2014-15 season will begin with summer festivals at Tanglewood, Aspen, Vail, La Jolla and Santa Fe, and will include United States performances with the symphonies of Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco, Dallas, Seattle, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, New World Symphony, Metropolitan Orchestra and the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics. The world première 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 and Franz Welser-Möst, he will play and record both Brahms concerti, repertoire he will also take to Milan’s La Scala with Valery Gergiev.
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 United States tour together.
Bronfman was awarded the 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 on 10 April 1958, Yefim Bronfman immigrated to Israel with his family in 1973.