Internationally acclaimed as one of today's most admired pianists and widely praised for his solo, chamber and orchestral recordings, 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 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. In an interview with the New York Times, Fleisher remarked on Bronfman’s “extraordinary insight into most every style.”
In this Celebrity Recitals presentation, Bronfman will perform works by the likes of Schumann, Debussy, Ustvolskaya, and Schubert, including Debussy’s, Suite Bergamasque, one of the composer’s most famous suites. Debussy began composing this four-movement suite in 1890 when he was still a student, but revised it significantly before publishing it in 1905. The third movement, “Claire de Lune” (“moonlight”), is arguably one of the most beloved piano compositions of all time. Though popular as a stand-alone piece, the lilting “Claire de Lune” is perhaps best appreciated in its original context, framed by the legatos of the first movement (“Prélude”) and the contrasting staccatos of the third and fourth movements (“Menuet” and “Passepied”).
Bronfman will perform on January 30th in the Shockley-Zalabak Theater. Don’t miss the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of today's most revered pianists as part of the Artist Series' first full season.
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