ohana pm proudly presents exceptional violinist and conductor Guy Braunstein.
“Braunstein only had to play a few bars to show that he belongs to the tradition of great Jewish violinists such as Mischa Elman and Isaac Stern.“
Ivan Hewett, Telegraph
“With this album, with his intense playing and sheer endless musical imaginativeness, Guy Braunstein joins the ranks of history’s great violinists”
Hans Ackermann, RBB KulturRadio
“Braunstein is an outstanding violinist, he is as virtuoso as he is gifted in music.“
Born in Tel-Aviv, Guy took to the stage as a star violinist from an early age. He has performed as a soloist with the world’s leading orchestras, among them the Boston Symphony, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Berliner Philharmoniker, under the baton of prominent conductors, such as Claudio Abaddo, Christoph von Dohnányi , Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Simon Rattle and Andris Nelsons.
In 2000 Braunstein was appointed the youngest ever concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker. He left his position after thirteen years to focus on a new path in his career. In addition to performing as a soloist, Guy is in high demand on the podium as a conductor. He has enjoyed a series of residencies as a violinist-conductor: with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburger Symphoniker and with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2018 Guy has been recording for the label Pentatone. His latest CD with the BBC Symphony Orchestra features original and newly arranged works by P.I.Tchaikovsky. The album received critical acclaim and topped Amazon’s classical charts upon its release.
An avid chamber musician, Guy Braunstein frequently partners with fellow renowned musicians, and has been giving violin recitals together with pianists Daniel Barenboim, Yefim Bronfman, Mauricio Polini and Martha Argerich.
Guy is known for his gift to elevate musicians and their every performance to the highest level. His wholistic approach to each composition and and his support and motivation for his musical family always inspire a top-of-the-art experience.
Guy is in high demand as a guest soloist and/or conductor. His intense and unique play has captured audiences around the world. As a conductor, he has the gift of bringing out the very best in every member of the musical family. He also continues to wow audiences with his play/conduct repertoire.
A unique take on some of the most beautiful compositions ever created. Rearranged for violin and piano. Guy’s violin takes over the voice part in some of the world’s most beloved arias.
Guy has rearranged one of the most iconic albums in musical history: „Abbey Road“ by the Beatles.We are recording the album and are currently planning a tour.
There are some works that just have a set place in one’s heart. It is those pieces that Guy just cannot resist- and he must perform them his way. A „Guy’s Confession“ tour and recording is currently being realized.