"A marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jaw-dropping bravura"
- Chicago Tribune
Where is Fima now?
May 23 Mendelssohn: Concerto for Piano, Violin and Strings in D Minor & Shostakovich: Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings No. 1 in C minor Opus 35
"Bronfman drew a hero's welcome from the audience once the dust had cleared." -Chicago Tribune
Fima had a very busy Feb. with appearances in solo recital, a tour with lyric mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená ending at Carnegie Hall and as concerto soloist in Brahms' 1st and Beethoven's 5th piano concerti.
In March, he performed Bartók's 2nd piano with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Zubin Mehta both at orchestra's home in Munich and on tour to Madrid, Spain. He then returned to Chicago Symphony to deliver performances that according to Chicago Tribune were "hard to imagine a more incisive or exhilarating a performance than the one Yefim Bronfman delivered".
Posted on 9 March 2013
"prodigious performer in action, increasingly willing to plumb music's soul" -LA Times
Fima's recital at Disney Hall was a tremendous success featuring the premiere of Esa-Pekka-Salonen's solo piano work "Sisar". You can watch Fima's video on collaborating with Esa-Pekka Salonen on YouTube and read the LA Times review by Mark Swed HERE
Posted on 31 January 2013
"A fearless pianist for whom no score is too demanding..."
It's been a very busy Fall and Winter for Fima as he reflects on his recent and upcoming performances in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that praised him as "a fearless pianist for whom no score is too demanding. But a more poetic touch has lately complemented his brawny prowess." You can read the full article here.
Posted on 15 January 2013
Triumphant tour ending with the Berlin Philharmonic at Proms
During a two week stretch in August Fima performed Brahms' 2nd piano concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle in Berlin, Salzburg and London.
The Telegraph praised his performance at the BBC Proms noting: "it was the delicate moments in his performance that really stood out – and the playful Viennese moments in the Finale, pianist and orchestra swaying together like tipsy dancers."
You can read the full review here
Posted on 4 September 2012
Premiere of Magnus Lindberg's 2nd Piano Concerto
In his review, The New York Times critic ANTHONY TOMMASINI (a pianist himself) wrote "He gave a brilliant and triumphant performance...What made time pass quickly was Mr. Bronfman’s astonishing performance. He mastered every challenge..." noting the success of this premiere and Fima's triumph over the piece's very difficult musical and technical challenges. (the full review can be reached here )
Following the premiere Fima expressed his take and overall experience in working on the piece and finally performing the piece in a brief video interview available on YouTube
Fima is now enjoying performing the piece on tour with the New York Philharmonic. (the tour schedule can be found here )
Posted on 5 May 2012