This week, Guy Braunstein makes his debut with the Ulster Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto conducted by Rafael Payare.
“His playing revealed the soul of a poet … Braunstein’s performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto won many admirers; it eschewed outward glamour but got to the heart of the work.” The Birmingham Post
Guy was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and studied the violin under the guidance of Chaim Taub and later in New York with Glenn Dicterow and Pinchas Zuckerman. He started performing as an international soloist and a chamber musician at a young age and has since played with the Israel Philharmonic, Tonhalle Zurich, Bamberg Symphony, Copenhagen Radio and Frankfurt Radio Orchestras, as well as the Philharmonica de la Scala, Berliner Philharmoniker and many others. Guy was the youngest person to be appointed concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2000, a position which heralded his debut as an orchestral member. He retired from this position at the end of the 2012/13 season.
Further highlights in 18/19 include return concerts as both soloist and conductor with the Trondheim Symphoniker and Hamburger Symphoniker as well as a concerto debut with the Opéra Toulon. Other performances include with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and Orquestra Santa Cecilia.
Performances in Ulster take place on 21 February at The Market Place Theatre, Armagh, and on 22 February at Ulster Hall, Belfast.