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Grammy Award-Winning Pianist, Yefim Bronfman, Performs a Solo Concert

Grammy Award-Winning Pianist, Yefim Bronfman, Performs a Solo Concert at Soka Performing Arts Center

Aliso Viejo, CA – Yefim Bronfman performs a solo piano recital at Soka Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 8 p.m., as part of the 2016-17 Chamber Music Series. Single tickets are $50 for adults, and $40 for students, seniors and active military families. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $39 each. Series packages include six concerts for $190 ($156 for students, seniors and active military families) Purchase tickets online at or by calling 949-480-4ART (4278).

Internationally recognized as one of today’s most acclaimed and admired pianists, Bronfman stands among a handful of artists regularly sought by festivals, orchestras, conductors and recital series. His program for this performance will include: Bartók – Suite, Op. 14, Sz.62 BB 70; Schumann – “Humoreske” in B-flat major, Op. 20; Debussy – “Suite bergamasque;” and Stravinsky – “Petrushka.”

Enjoy the superior acoustics of Soka’s concert hall to the fullest with this event and the five other intimate concerts in the Chamber Music Series. The series includes two solo piano recitals, two string quartets and a cellist performing all of Bach’s cello suites over two performances. Purchasing a Chamber Music Series package offers a 25-27% savings off single-event tickets; package expires September 27.

Widely praised for his solo, chamber and orchestral recordings, Bronfman was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009 for his Deutsche Grammophon recording of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s piano concerto with Salonen conducting. In 1997, he won a Grammy Award for his recording of the three Bartók piano concerti with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His prolific catalog of recordings includes works for two pianos by Rachmaninoff and Brahms with Emanuel Ax, the complete Prokofiev concerti with the Israel Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, a Schubert/Mozart album with the Zukerman Chamber Players and the soundtrack to Disney’s “Fantasia 2000.”

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 Juilliard School, Marlboro School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music under Rudolf Firkusny, Leon Fleisher and Rudolf Serkin.