Ronald Brautigam (Piano)
Born: 1954, Amsterdam
Artist's website: http://www.ronaldbrautigam.com/
Ronald Brautigam, one of Holland's leading musicians, is remarkable not only for his virtuosity and musicality but also for the eclectic nature of his musical interests. He was born in Amsterdam and studied with Jan Wijn, continuing his studies in London and in the United States of America - with Rudolf Serkin. In 1984 he was awarded the Nederlandse Muziekprijs, the highest Dutch musical award.
Since then Ronald Brautigam performs regularly with leading European orchestras under distinguished conductors including Frans Brüggen, Riccardo Chailly, Charles Dutoit, Ivan Fischer, Bernard Haitink, Philippe Herreweghe, Christopher Hogwood and Edo de Waart.
Besides his performances on modern instruments Ronald Brautigam has developed a great passion for the fortepiano. He regularly gives recitals on his own fortepiano, including several Mozart and Beethoven sonata cycles, and has played concertos with the 18th-Century Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Hanover Band, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Concerto Copenhagen and l'Orchestre des Champs-Elysées.
Further Reading: Ronald Brautigam
Fortepianist Ronald Brautigam is joined by the Kölner Akademie and conductor Michael Alexander Willens for the first of two volumes of concertos by the composer once described as "the Dutch Beethoven".