Yefim Bronfman is regarded worldwide as one of the most important pianists of our time. His imposing technique, his power and his high art of interpretation are appreciated and admired by the specialist press and the public alike. He belongs to that illustrious circle of artists who enjoy constant interest among festivals, orchestras, conductors and recital organizers.
In the 2021/22 season Yefim Bronfman is Artist-in-Residence at the Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam. Right at the beginning of the season he will accompany the orchestra on a European tour, and he will conclude the season with the world premiere of a concerto commissioned for him by Elena Firsova in June 2022. Further concert engagements take him to the Philharmonia Orchestra London, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and Israel Philharmonic. On tour with the Munich Philharmonic he can be heard in Vienna and Frankfurt, and with the Concertgebouworkest he plays in Luxembourg and Paris.
He is a guest at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest and follows re-invitations from the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as the symphony orchestras in Boston, Houston, St. Louis, San Francisco, Montreal, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Oregon, San Antonio, Cincinnati and Palm Beach. In recital, he can be heard in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Chicago, New York’s Carnegie Hall, as well as in Italy, Spain and Germany.
Yefim Bronfman was born in Tashkent, Soviet Union. In 1973 he emigrated with his family to Israel. Here he studied with Arie Vardi at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. He later continued his studies in the U.S. at the Juilliard School, the Marlboro School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music with Rudolf Firkušný, Leon Fleisher and Rudolf Serkin. Bronfman is a recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, one of the highest honors for American musicians. In 2010, he was honored with the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance from Northwestern University, and in 2015 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music.