Violinist and conductor Guy Braunstein has been playing the violin from the age of six. He studied in his native Israel and later in America under the guideness of Chaim Taub and Pinchas Zukerman.
Starting at a young age and over the years He has been touring as a soloist with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle,Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Semyon Bychkov, Claudio abbado and Andris Nelsons, to name a few, with orchestras such as Boston Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Tonhalle orchestra Zürich, Philharmonia orchestra and many others.
Mr. Braunstein plays recitals and chamber Music regularly with partners like Yefim Bronfman, Emmanuel Ax, Yuja wang, Lang Lang ,Maurizio Pollini, Martha Argerich and many more.
In the last decade, Guy has been engaged a lot as a conductor. He has been working on a vast repertoire as a high acclaimed guest conductor and as a principal guest with the Hamburg Symphony orchestra and Trondheim Symphony orchestra, Among the soloists that performed under him: Magdalena Kozena, Daniel Barenboim, Radu Lupu and others.
One of his greatest passions is transcribing,arranging and orchestrating master works and presenting them in a different formation, in 2019 Guy’s released his Tchaikovsky CD featuring his own arrangements alongside the violin concerto.
Both as a violinst and a conductor, Mr Braunstein has been able to bring to the concert stage a whole new world of repertoire of the great composers, In versions that have never been heard before. These additions for the literature has been met with great enthusiasm among orchestras, musicians and audiences alike.
Between the years 2000-2013 Guy has been the first concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
From 2003-2007 he was a Professor of musik in UDK (university of the arts) in Berlin.
In 2006 he took the post of artistic director of the Rolandseck festival, which he led until 2016.
In the present Mr Braunstein is the music director of the “ClasClas” festival in Galicia, Spain.
Guy Braunstein plays a rare violin, built in 1679 by Francesco Ruggeiri In Cremona, Italy.