Yefim Bronfman

Instrumental Focus

  • piano

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.

As guest soloist, Mr. Bronfman participated in the opening concerts of Carnegie Hall’s 2019-2020 season, after which he took up an Artist-in-Residence project with the Vienna Symphony in both the Musikverein and Konzerthaus. During the fall he also participated in farewell concerts for Zubin Mehta in Tel Aviv with the Israel Philharmonic, Japan with the Vienna Philharmonic and Andrés Orozco-Estrada as well as season-opening events in Houston, Seattle, and Rhode Island.

Born in Tashkent 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. In the United States, he studied at The Juilliard School, Marlboro School of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music, under Rudolf Firkusny, Leon Fleisher, and Rudolf Serkin. He has received the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, one of the highest honors given to American instrumentalists.