鋼琴家│葉芬‧布朗夫曼

 

布朗夫曼是當今最活躍與具知名度及才華的鋼琴家之一,非凡的演奏技巧為他贏得許多佳評以及全球各地聽眾的喜愛,無論是在他的獨奏會,或是與管弦樂團合作的音樂會、唱片市場等的反應都是如此。

2012/13樂季他與指揮賽門拉圖爵士及柏林愛樂在柏林、薩爾茲堡合作,以及在倫敦的逍遙音樂節與瑞士蘇黎世市政廳管絃樂團和指揮大衛辛曼合作,又在索吉耶夫的指揮下與倫敦的愛樂管絃樂團同台演出,在北美他也與紐約大都會歌劇院管弦樂團合作,並在著名的卡內基廳與指揮路易西合作。長達一年時間他常駐巴伐利亞廣播交響樂團,並與指揮家楊頌斯合作了包含管絃作品以及室內樂作品等等。另外他也再次在薩爾茲堡復活節音樂節登台,與指揮提勒曼以及德勒斯登國立管絃樂團演出,另外也與維也納愛樂管絃樂團以及指揮提爾森-湯瑪士合作,並在維也納、倫敦,還有西班牙與德國等地演出,此外也將在北美巡迴芝加哥、達拉斯、辛辛那提、聖路易、蒙特婁等地。今年冬季她將與女中音卡翠娜在卡內基廳合作,個人獨奏會也將巡迴洛杉磯、西雅圖、丹佛、亞特蘭大、巴黎、柏林、里斯本等地。 

2011/12樂季他也在慕提的指揮下參與芝加哥交響樂團的開季音樂會,也與克里夫蘭管絃樂團合作了多場音樂會以及布拉姆斯的室內樂演出。除了冬季在卡內基廳舉行獨奏會,春季也與紐約愛樂管絃樂團合作在美西首演了作曲家林柏格的協奏曲。在歐洲也與指揮薩隆年以及愛樂管絃樂團合作在倫敦、西班牙、布魯塞爾演出巴爾托克的協奏曲,並在阿姆斯特丹、維也納、法蘭克福、米蘭、琉森等地舉辦獨奏會,並與知名長笛家帕胡德合作在西班牙、土耳其、丹麥等地演出,春季再次回到倫敦與提爾森-湯瑪士以和倫敦交響樂團同台,以及幾場與巴伐利亞廣播交響樂團與指揮薩隆年的巡迴合作。 

布朗夫曼頻繁的與世界知名的指揮家們合作,包含巴倫波因、布隆斯泰特、杜南伊、杜特華、艾森巴哈、葛濟夫、楊頌斯、馬捷爾、馬舒、梅塔、薩隆年、泰密卡諾夫、威瑟-莫斯特、辛曼等,並參與在美國與歐洲的重要音樂節慶。他的獨奏會行程也訪遍了歐洲以及北美的重要音樂會場館。1991年曾與已故小提琴大師史坦合作在俄羅斯留下歷史性的演出,而早在15歲時布朗夫曼便在以色列舉行公開演出,並曾獲得美國器樂演出最高榮譽的費雪獎。 

布朗夫曼與指揮薩隆年合作的協奏曲錄音曾經獲得2009年葛萊美獎提名,在1997年他同樣與薩隆年以及洛杉磯愛樂管絃樂團錄製的巴爾托克鋼琴協奏曲錄音,便已奪得葛萊美獎的殊榮。而他與指揮家尼爾森斯以及皇家大會堂管弦樂團在瑞士琉森音樂節演出合作貝多芬第五號鋼琴協奏曲,以及與賽門拉圖爵士和柏林愛樂合作的拉赫曼尼諾夫第三號鋼琴協奏曲也都已發行實況DVD。另外他也曾與指揮家楊頌斯與巴伐利亞廣播交響樂團錄製柴可夫斯基第一號鋼琴協奏曲,以及與小提琴家夏漢、大提琴家莫克以及指揮家辛曼與蘇黎世市政廳管絃樂團合作發行貝多芬三重協奏曲的音樂會現場錄音等。 

布朗夫曼出生於前蘇聯的塔什干,隨後舉家移民至以色列,並與時任特拉維夫魯賓音樂院的院長瓦第習樂。之後他也曾在茱莉亞、寇蒂斯音樂院等地分別與佛庫斯尼、弗萊雪、塞爾金等著名音樂家習樂。布朗夫曼並於1989年歸化為美國籍。

 

 

Yefim Bronfman, pianist

Grammy Award-winning pianist Yefim (“Fima”) Bronfman is among the most talented virtuosos performing today. His commanding technique and exceptional lyrical gifts have won consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences worldwide for his solo recitals, prestigious orchestral engagements and expanding catalogue of recordings.

Summer festivals from Aspen to Tanglewood, and Amsterdam to Helsinki, Lucerne and Berlin provide the starting point for the 2013-14 season in which Mr. Bronfman is featured Artist-in-Residence with the New York Philharmonic. Repertoire from Tchaikovsky to Lindberg and including contemporary composers Marc-André Dalbavie, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Marc Neikrug will be included in chamber concerts with a winter tour to the Far East and a complete cycle of all the Beethoven concerti over 3 weeks to bring the season to a close in June.

Together with friend and collaborator Pinchas Zukerman a short duo tour is planned in the spring to include Ottawa, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Berkeley and Vancouver. At the Berlin Philharmonic's new spring residency in Baden-Baden he will play Beethoven conducted by Zubin Mehta and during the season will return to the orchestras of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Toronto, Boston, Houston, Dallas and Detroit as well as Paris, Munich, Berlin and Amsterdam with whose Concertgebouworkester he will tour in Australia as part of that orchestra's world-wide centenary celebrations.

Mr. Bronfman’s 2012-13 season began early with concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in Berlin, Salzburg and the London Proms followed by the Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich with David Zinman and London’s Philharmonia conducted by Tugan Sokhiev. A season-long residency with the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra and long time collaborator Mariss Jansons encompassed orchestral and chamber music in a broad range of repertoire. A return to Salzburg’s Easter Festival with the Dresden Staatskapelle and Christian Thielemann was followed by appearances with the Vienna Philharmonic and Michael Tilson Thomas in Vienna and London, subscription concerts in Spain and Germany and a spring tour with Ensemble Wien-Berlin.

In North America he worked with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in one of their infrequent Carnegie Hall visits conducted by Fabio Luisi and returned to the orchestras in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Montreal where he is a beloved regular. In collaboration with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená he made a short winter tour including New York’s Carnegie Hall and in solo recital in Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta as well as the great halls of Paris, Berlin, and Lisbon.

Mr. Bronfman works regularly with an illustrious group of conductors, including Daniel Barenboim, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, Mariss Jansons, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yuri Temirkanov, Franz Welser-Möst, and David Zinman. Summer engagements have regularly taken him to the major festivals of Europe and the US.

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. 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 2010 he was honored as the recipient of the Jean Gimbel Lane prize in piano performance from Northwestern University.

Widely praised for his solo, chamber and orchestral recordings, he was nominated for a GRAMMY® Award in 2009 for his Deutsche Grammophon recording of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s piano concerto with Salonen conducting and with whom he won a GRAMMY® Award in 1997 for his recording of the three Bartók Piano Concerti and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His performance of Beethoven’s fifth piano concerto with Andris Nelsons and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra from the 2011 Lucerne Festival is now available on DVD and his performance of Rachmaninoff’s third concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle was released on DVD by the EuroArts label. His most recent CD releases are Magnus Lindberg's Piano Concerto No. 2 commissioned for him and performed by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert on the Da Capo label, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 with Mariss Jansons and the Bayerischer Rundfunk, a recital disc, ‘Perspectives’, complementing Mr. Bronfman’s designation as a Carnegie Hall ‘Perspectives’ artist for the 2007-08 season, and recordings of all the Beethoven piano concerti as well as the Triple Concerto together with violinist Gil Shaham, cellist Truls Mørk, and the Tönhalle Orchestra Zürich under David Zinman for the Arte Nova/BMG label.

Born in Tashkent in the Soviet Union on 10 April 1958, 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 and the Curtis Institute, and with Rudolf Firkusny, Leon Fleisher and Rudolf Serkin.

 

Yefim Bronfman became an American citizen in July 1989.