“As for the soloist, he was a breath of fresh air in a world of brillant but somewhat rootless young violinist, whose sound owes nothing to any particular tradition. Braunstein only had to play a few bars to show that he belongs to the tradition of great Jewish violinist such as Mischa Elman and Isaac Stern "
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Shostakovich Violin Concerto nº 1 (excerpt)
Guy Braunstein, violin.
Berliner Philharmoniker. Semyon Bychkov, conductor.
Brahms 4th Symphony (excerpt)
Guy Braunstein, conductor.
Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
Guy Braunstein and Marta Argerich on recital (excerpt)
Recital held in Boulez Hall Berlin with sonatas of Frank, Schumann and Prokofiev
Violinist and conductor 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
Between the years 2000-2013 Guy has been the first concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker.. 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.