Cancelled: Yefim Bronfman
The Annual Isaac Stern Memorial Concert
Yefim Bronfman performs a richly varied program of music from a Romantic-era genius and groundbreaking 20th-century masters Bartók, Debussy, and Stravinsky. Schumann told Clara Wieck that he had been “composing and laughing and crying, all at the same time” when he wrote his Humoreske. It’s evident in a free-flowing work where the mutability of human emotions is viewed in music of great energy, melodicism, and invention.
Yefim Bronfman, Piano
BARTÓK Suite, Op. 14
DEBUSSY Suite bergamasque
STRAVINSKY Three Movements from Pétrouchka
Event DurationThe printed program will last approximately two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.
Internationally recognized as one of today's most acclaimed and admired pianists, Yefim Bronfman stands among a handful of artists regularly sought out by festivals, orchestras, and conductors. His commanding technique, power, and exceptional lyrical gifts are consistently acknowledged by the press and audiences alike.
Mr. Bronfman works regularly with Daniel Barenboim, Herbert Blomstedt, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnányi, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Alan Gilbert, Mariss Jansons, Vladimir Jurowski, James Levine, Riccardo Muti, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Franz Welser-Möst, and David Zinman. To acknowledge a relationship of more than 30 years, he opened the Israel Philharmonic's season with Zubin Mehta in October and participated in the orchestra's 80th birthday celebrations in December.
A regular guest of some of the world's finest ensembles, Mr. Bronfman returns to the orchestras of New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, San Francisco, St. Louis, Houston, and Dallas this season. In Europe, he tours extensively in recital and with orchestras in cities that include Berlin, Vienna, Rome, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Brussels, and Leipzig. Continuing his long-standing partnership with Pinchas Zukerman, the duo appeared in Copenhagen, Milan, Naples, Barcelona, Berlin, and St. Petersburg in March. Always keen to explore the chamber-music repertoire, Mr. Bronfman has collaborated with Martha Argerich, Magdalena Kožená, Anne-Sophie Mutter, and Emmanuel Pahud.
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 has been nominated for six Grammy Awards, winning in 1997 for his recording of the three Bartók piano concertos with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.