BRONFMAN Yefim

Adjudicator: 2021

Biography

Internationally recognized as one of today’s acclaimed pianists, Yefim Bronfman is regularly sought by festivals, orchestras, conductors and recital series. His commanding technique, power and exceptional lyrical gifts are consistently acknowledged by the press and audiences alike.

Mr. Bronfman works regularly with distinguished conductors, including Barenboim, Gergiev, Blomstedt, Bychkov, Chailly, von Dohnányi, Dutoit, Jurowski, Levine, Mehta, Muti, Sir Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, to mention a few.

Summer engagements have regularly taken him to the major festivals of Europe and the US. Always keen to explore chamber music repertoire, with partners as Pinchas Zukerman, Martha Argerich, Magdalena Kožená, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Emmanuel Pahud and many others. In 1991 he gave a series of recitals with Isaac Stern in Russia, marking it his first public performances there since his emigration to Israel.

Born in Tashkent in the Soviet Union, Yefim Bronfman immigrated to Israel in 1973, where he studied with Prof. Arie Vardi. He continued his studied at The Juilliard School, Marlboro School of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music, under Rudolf Firkusny, Leon Fleisher, and Rudolf Serkin.

Bronfman is recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, the Jean Gimbel Lane prize in piano performance from Northwestern University and an honorary doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music.