Anne-Sophie Mutter has been recognized as one of the world's greatest violinists for more
than 35 years. A four-time GrammyAward winner, Ms. Mutter has been a champion of
contemporary music throughout her career, and her current tally of world premiere
performances includes 22 compositions. She has had works composed for her by composers who
include Sebastian Currier, Henri Dutilleux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutosławski, Norbert
Moret, Krzysztof Penderecki, André Previn, and Wolfgang Rihm.
In the 2014-2015 season, Ms. Mutter curates a six-concert series at Carnegie Hall as a
Perspectives artist; makes guest appearances with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, San
Francisco Symphony, Berliner Philharmoniker, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and London
Symphony Orchestra; and tours with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Danish National
Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, New World Symphony, and Luigi Cherubini
Youth Orchestra. In addition, she embarks on a six-city tour with the
Mutter-Bronfman-Harrell Trio to Montreal, New York, Northridge (California), Santa Barbara,
Scottsdale, and Sonoma, and joined her string ensemble, the Mutter Virtuosi, on its first
North American tour to Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Naples, Kansas City, and Washington,
Ms. Mutter has long used her public profile to support and promote charitable causes,
notably those associated with the alleviation of medical and socialproblems.
Her benefit concerts-which number 62 to date-have raised funds for ahost of
organizations worldwide. Ms. Mutter's many awards and honors reflect the nature of her
humanitarian work as well as the excellence of her artistry. She received the prestigious
Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in 2008, the Legion of Honour in 2009 for services to
contemporary French music, and the 2011 Erich-Fromm-Preis for the advancement of humanism
through social engagement. Additional honors include the Merit Cross 1st Class of the
Federal Republic of Germany, the Mendelssohn and Brahms prizes, the Herbert von
Karajan Music Prize, and the Bavarian Order of Merit. In 2013, Ms. Mutter was
inductedinto the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a Foreign Honorary
Member, and in January 2015, she was named an Honorary Fellow at Oxford University's Keble
Yefim Bronfman is widely regarded as one of the most virtuosic performing pianists today.
His commanding technique and exceptional lyrical gifts have won him critical acclaim and
enthusiastic audiences worldwide, whether for his solo recitals, orchestral engagements, or
growing catalogue of recordings.
Mr. Bronfman's 2014-2015 season began with engagements at the Tanglewood, Aspen, Vail, La
Jolla, and Santa Fe music festivals, and included performances with the symphonies of
Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco, Dallas, Seattle, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh, as well as the
New World Symphony, The MET Orchestra, and the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics. He
performed the world premiere of a concerto written for him by Jörg Widmann with the
Berliner Philharmoniker in December, and played Magnus Lindberg's Concerto No. 2 with the
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic. With The Cleveland Orchestra and
Franz Welser-Möst, he played and recorded both Brahms concertos, repertoire he also
performed at Milan's La Scala with Valery Gergiev.
Other engagements include recitals and orchestral concerts in Japan with London's
Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen, as well as performances in Singapore, Hong
Kong, Taipei, Beijing, Sydney, and Melbourne. In the spring, he joins Anne-Sophie Mutter
and Lynn Harrell for their first US tour together.
Mr. Bronfman was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize in 1991 and the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in
Piano Performance from Northwestern University in 2010. He was nominated for a Grammy Award
in 2009 for his Deutsche Grammophon recording of Esa-Pekka Salonen's Piano Concerto, and he
won a Grammy in 1997 for his recording with Mr. Salonen of the three Bartók concertos with
the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He was nominated for a 2013 Grammy with the New York
Philharmonic for their recording of Magnus Lindberg's Second Piano Concerto, commissioned
for him by that orchestra in 2012.
Born in Tashkent in the former Soviet Union, Mr. Bronfman immigrated to Israel with his
family in 1973. He studied with pianist Arie Vardi, head of the Rubin Academy of Music at
Tel Aviv University. In the US, he studied at The Juilliard School, Marlboro, and the
Curtis Institute, as well as with Rudolf Firkušný, Leon Fleisher, and Rudolf Serkin.
Mr. Bronfman is a Steinway Artist.
Lynn Harrell is a frequent guest of many leading American orchestras, including those of
Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC. In
Europe, he partners with the orchestras of London, Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, and
Zurich. He has also toured extensively to Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea,
Malaysia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He regularly collaborates with such noted conductors as
James Levine, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, André Previn, Sir Simon
Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov, Michael Tilson Thomas, and David Zinman.
Mr. Harrell's recent highlights include the premiere of Augusta Read Thomas's cello
concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Christoph Eschenbach, closing The MET
Orchestra's 2013-2014 season alongside James Levine, appearing with the Los Angeles
Philharmonic and the late Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, a European tour with the Leipzig
Gewandhaus Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly, concerts with the China Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek, and appearances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
A summer festival veteran, Mr. Harrell has appeared at the Verbier, Grand Teton,
Tanglewood, and Aspen festivals, the latter relationship spanning more than 60 years.
Upcoming highlights for Mr. Harrell include performances with the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as an
appearance on the cello panel of Moscow's International Tchaikovsky Competition, with
connecting engagements with the Mariinsky Orchestra in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
A highly accomplished recording artist, Mr. Harrell's extensive discography of more than
30 recordings includes the complete Bach cello suites (London/Decca) and two Grammy-winning
recordings with Itzhak Perlman and Vladimir Ashkenazy-in 1981 for the Tchaikovsky Piano
Trio and in 1987 for the complete Beethoven piano trios (both Angel/EMI).
Mr. Harrell plays a 2008 Dungey cello. He makes his home in Santa Monica,