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Siegfried Kouba, Schwarzwälder Bote, 

"Guy Braunstein pleased especially with his way of creating sound: fine in high registers, soft and sonorous on the G-string."

"Visible enthusiasm for playing, joyfully light with the bow and a cadenza that savours every note" "The audience was absolutely thrilled by the refined violin playing“



David Truslove, Classicalsource, 

"his Finale cadenza had control and eloquence, its strumming accompaniment […] impressively rendered, the closing pages glorious.“

"His commitment was abundant, so too his solid technique“


Ivan Hewett, Telegraph, 

"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.“

"There was an easy, almost careless warmth about his playing, and a way of throwing off difficult passagework with a flourish that was winning“

"He revelled in the physicality of the violin“


Udo Badelt, Der Tagesspiegel, 

"a shaman and storyteller with the violin“


Rohan Shotton, Bachtrack, 

"The highlight of the evening was Guy Braunstein’s mesmerising performance of Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto no 1 in A minor.“

"Braunstein gave similarly fierce bow attacks and a sense of tireless energy."

"the achingly beautiful playing from Braunstein“



"Braunstein is an outstanding violinist, he is as virtuoso as he is gifted in music.“

Kansas City Star

“Braunstein’s technical polish could only be that of a truly world-class musician. Every note, every phrase was as close to perfect as can be.”

Birmingham Post 

“[Braunstein's] playing revealed the soul of a poet...”

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Kommende Spielzeit tritt Kirill Petrenko sein Amt als Chefdirigent der Berliner Philharmoniker an. Geiger Guy Braunstein spielte dort jahrelang als Konzertmeister. Jetzt haben beide CDs mit Werken von Peter Tschaikowski veröffentlicht. Petrenko präsentiert sich sinfonisch an neuer Wirkungsstätte und Braunstein solistisch mit dem BBC Symphony Orchestra.


Tchaikovsky Treasures"- Violinkonzert und Phantasien

Guy Braunstein gehört mit diesem Album, mit seinem intensiven Geigenspiel und seiner unerschöpflichen klanglichen Phantasie in eine Reihe mit den ganz großen Geigern. Ohne sich dabei selbst zu überschätzen.




Abgang auf Gummischuhen

Als Konzertmeister saß Guy Braunstein bei den Philharmonikern 13 Jahre in der ersten Reihe. Nun widmet er sich ganz seiner Solokarriere. Eine Begegnung.


The first time Guy Braunstein heard Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1, he was a 16-year old living near Tel Aviv.

The young man was a budding star of the violin at the time and he had found a recording of the work among his parents’ record collection. The album featured David Oistrakh, as the soloist with the New York Philharmonic conducted by the legendary Dimitri Mitropoulos. Oistrakh was the violinist to whom the work was dedicated.

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