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Widely regarded as one of the most talented virtuoso pianists performing today, Yefim Bronfman performs at Emory's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. In this solo recital, Bronfman will perform Arabeske in C Major, op. 18 by Robert Schumann; Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, op. 5 by Johannes Brahms; Sergey Prokofiev's Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, op. 84; and Sisar (New Work) by Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Highly praised for his solo, chamber, and orchestral recordings and especially admired for his performances of modern Russian repertory, Bronfman's commanding technique and exceptional lyrical gifts have won consistent critical acclaim. Born in Tashkent in the Soviet Union, 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 Juliard School, Marlboro and the Curtis Institute, and with Rudolf Firkusny, Leon Fleisher and Rudolf Serkin. He became an American citizen in July 1989.
His many accolades include the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize, one of the highest honors given to American instrumentalists, a 2009 Grammy Award nomination for his recording of Esa-Pekka Salonen's piano concerto with Salonen conducting, and a Grammy Award in 1997 for his recording of the three Bartók Piano Concerti with Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 2010 he was honored as the recipient of the Jean Gimbel Lane prize in piano performance from Northwestern University. Read his bio.
The Feb. 2 concert is part of the 2012-2013 Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series, and also marks the 10th anniversary celebration of the Schwartz Center. An anniversary champagne toast and reception will be held after the concert. Single concert tickets and spring Candler Concert subscription packages are available. Event and ticket details at arts.emory.edu/bronfman.
Celebrating 10 years, the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts is a place where teaching, learning, and performance merge to create a vital arts presence for the entire community.