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Tryon Concert with Yefim Bronfman
March 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Internationally recognized as one of today’s most acclaimed and admired pianists, Yefim Bronfman stands among a handful of artists 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.
Born in Tashkent, Uzbek SSR in the Soviet Union, Yefim Bronfman immigrated to Israel with his family in 1973, where he studied with pianist Arie Vardi, head of the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University. Yefim Bronfman became an American citizen in July 1989.
In the United States, he studied at The Juilliard School, Marlboro School of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music. He is a 2015 recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music.
Mr. Bronfman works regularly with an illustrious group of conductors throughout the world; he has also given numerous solo recitals in the leading halls of North America, Europe and the Far East, including acclaimed debuts at Carnegie Hall in 1989 and Avery Fisher Hall in 1993. Widely praised for his solo, chamber and orchestral recordings, Mr. Bronfman has been nominated for 6 GRAMMY® Awards.
In 1991 he gave a series of joint recitals with Isaac Stern in Russia, marking Mr. Bronfman’s first public performances there since his emigration to Israel at age 15. That same year he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, one of the highest honors given to American instrumentalists.
In The Human Stain by Philip Roth, the narrator attends a rehearsal at which Bronfman performs. “Bronfman the brontosaur! Enter Bronfman to play at such a pace and with such bravado as to knock my morbidity clear out of the ring. He is conspicuously massive through the upper torso . . . Yefim Bronfman looks less like the person who is going to play the piano than like the guy who should be moving it…. He can roar, but he also can whisper.”