Guy Braunstein

Conductor & Violinist

Guy Braunstein

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 violinistconductor: 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.

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