Guy Braunstein

Violinist and conductor Guy Braunstein has been playing the violin from the age of six, studying in his native Israel and later in America under the guidance of Chaim Taub and Pinchas Zukermann.  He has toured as a soloist with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Semyon Bychkov, Claudio Abbado and Andris Nelsons, and with orchestras such as the Boston Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Mr. Braunstein regularly plays recitals and chamber music with partners like Yefim Bronfman, Emmanuel Ax, Yuja Wang, Lang Lang, Maurizio Pollini, and Martha Argerich. In the last decade, Guy has been engaged as a guest conductor and as a principal guest with the Hamburg Symphony orchestra and Trondheim Symphony orchestra.  In 2019/20, Guy was Artist-in-Residence with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and will return to the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Symphoniker Hamburg as both soloist and conductor. 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 was the first concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker, and from 2003-2007 he was a Professor of Musik in UDK (University of the Arts) in Berlin. One of his greatest passions is transcribing, arranging and orchestrating music  and presenting it in a different formation. Guy plays a violin built in 1679 by Francesco Ruggeiri In Cremona, Italy.

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