Where is Fima now?
April 17, 18 & 19 Smetana - Overture to the Bartered Bride
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4
Dvorák - Symphony No. 8
April 24, 25 & 26 Beethoven - Coriolan Overture
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2
Prokofiev - Symphony No. 6
Chapel Hill, NC
May 2, 3 & 4 Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 12
Yefim Bronfman Wins Grammy, Gets Paid in Napa Valley WineLast Updated: 22 August 2013
Fima was recently featured in an interview with Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek publications. Read the full interview here
"Bronfman drew a hero's welcome from the audience once the dust had cleared." -Chicago TribuneLast Updated: 9 March 2013
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".
"prodigious performer in action, increasingly willing to plumb music's soul" -LA TimesLast Updated: 31 January 2013
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
"A fearless pianist for whom no score is too demanding..."Last Updated: 15 January 2013
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.
Triumphant tour ending with the Berlin Philharmonic at PromsLast Updated: 4 September 2012
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
Premiere of Magnus Lindberg's 2nd Piano ConcertoLast Updated: 5 May 2012
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 )
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