Bronfman To Play Rarely-Heard Tchaikovsky Concerto In KSO Season Opener

Sep 16, 2016

Yefim Bronfman in concert

One thing that makes Tchaikovsky great, according to pianist Yefim Bronfman, is the nobility with which he expresses emotional vulnerability. Bronfman will perform the famous composer's rarely-heard Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in its season-opening concert. In an interview with Cara Lieurance, he discusses other qualities that make Tchaikovsky one of the best composers Russian ever produced. 

A world-renowned virtuoso who prepares several full concertos and solo concerts to perform around the globe each season, Bronfman shares a glimpse into the ways he maintains his activities at such a high level, and his dedication to performing new works. He has premiered new concertos written for him by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Magnus Lindberg in recent years. This spring, he'll give the first performance of a new concerto by Jörg Widmann.

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