Virtuoso Pianist at Willamette University

Yefim BronfmanYefim Bronfman, widely regarded as one of the most talented virtuoso pianists performing today, will appear in concert Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. in Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, Willamette University.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students/seniors at all Safeway TicketsWest outlets (1-800-992-8499) and at the door.

He will also direct a free master class for pianists Monday, Nov. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Hudson Hall.

Bronfman has performed with the world's premiere orchestras, collaborating with conductors Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Lorin Maazel and Zubin Mehta. He has given numerous solo recitals in the leading concert halls of North America, Europe and the Far East.

As a chamber music performer, he has collaborated with Isaac Stern, the Emerson, Cleveland and Julliard String Quartets, Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Lynn Harrell, Schlomo Mintz, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and many other distinguished artists.

Bronfman won a Grammy award for his recording of the three Bartok Piano Concertos with Esa-Pekka Salomen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His discography also includes the complete Prokofiev Piano Concertos, Rachmaninof's Concertos Nos. 2 and 3, as well as numerous solo and chamber works.

During the 2003-04 season, Bronfman will perform with the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Montreal and San Francisco, as well as with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam and the Lucerne Festival, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Symphony (at Heinz Hall and Carnegie Hall).

He will make two appearances at Carnegie's new Zankel Hall, in October with Elena Bashkirova and the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, and in April with Emanuel Ax and artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Additionally, he will perform as guest soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the closing week of the inaugural season at Walt Disney Concert Hall.