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Guy Braunstein, violin
After a much-lauded appearance at InterHarmony last year, virtuoso violinist Guy Braunstein will thrill audiences alongside pianist Alexei Volodin and cellist Misha Quint, presenting a concert of Schubert Piano Trio in B-Flat and with Quint, Volodin, and violist Basil Vendryes for the Dvorak Piano Quintet No.2. Then in a gala event, Braunstein will conduct the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra and perform the Brahms Double Concerto with Misha Quint. The second half of the concert will feature the Schubert C Major Quintet for full Orchestra. Braunstein’s Violin Master Class is sure to be one of the most talked about events of the festival season.Students at InterHarmony will not only get to watch Braunstein perform, but also perform with the master.
Israeli-born Guy Braunstein began playing the violin at the age of six and started touring as a soloist with orchestras such as the Boston Symphony, Israeli Philharmonic, and Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich at a young age. Braunstein was the youngest person to be appointed concertmaster Berlin Philharmonic, a position he held for 13 years. In the last decade, Guy has also been working on a vast repertoire as a highly acclaimed guest conductor and principal guest with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. One of his greatest passions is transcribing, arranging, and orchestrating master works and then presenting them in a different formation; in 2019, Braunstein released a CD of his own Tchaikovsky arrangements alongside the violin concerto. From 2019-2020, Guy was the Artist in Residence with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Guy plays a rare violin made by Francesco Roggieri in 1679.
Guy Braunstein Biography
Violinist Guy Braunstein has been playing the violin from the age of six. He studied in his native Israel and later in America under the guideness of Chaim Taub and Pinchas Zukerman.
Starting at a young age and over the years He has been touring as a soloist with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle,Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Semyon Bychkov, Claudio abbado and Andris Nelsons, to name a few, with orchestras such as Boston Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Philharmonia orchestra and many others.
Mr. Braunstein plays recitals and chamber Music regularly with partners like Yefim Bronfman, Emmanuel Ax, Yuja wang, Lang Lang ,Maurizio Pollini, Martha Argerich and many more.In the last decade, Guy has been engaged a lot as a conductor. He has been working on a vast repertoire as a high acclaimed guest conductor and as a principal guest with the Hamburg Symphony orchestra and Trondheim Symphony orchestra, Among the soloists that performed under him: Magdalena Kozena, Daniel Barenboim, Radu Lupu and others.
One of his greatest passions is transcribing,arranging and orchestrating master works and presenting them in a different formation, in 2019 Guy’s released his Tchaikovsky CD featuring his own arrangements alongside the violin concerto.
Both as a violinst and a conductor, Mr Braunstein has been able to bring to the concert stage a whole new world of repertoire of the great composers, In versions that have never been heard before. These additions for the literature has been met with great enthusiasm among orchestras, musicians and audiences alike.
In 19/20, Guy was Artist in Residence with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and will return to the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Symphoniker Hamburg as both soloist, conductor and in play-direct capacities. Other highlights include debuts with the Vancouver Symphony and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s as well as concerts with the Dresdner Philharmonie, Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, Orquestra Sinfonica de Barcelona, Lapland Chamber Orchestra and Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s and extensive touring with the Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra
Guy Braunstein was the youngest person to be appointed concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker, a position he held from 2000-2013. From 2003-2007 he was a Professor of musik in UDK (university of the arts) in Berlin and from autumm 2020 he will start his tenure as violin professor in Basel. In 2006 he took the post of artistic director of the Rolandseck festival, which he led until 2016. Last years, Mr Braunstein wa the artistic director and ideologue of the “clasclas” Festival in Galicia, Spain.
Guy Braunstein plays a rare violin, built in 1679 by Francesco Ruggeiri In Cremona, Italy.