Pianist Ronald Brautigam (Amsterdam, 1954) studied with Jan Wijn at the Sweelinck Conservatorium, in London with John Bingham and in the United States with Rudolf Serkin.
In 1984 he was awarded the "Dutch Music Award". He performs worldwide with the leading orchestras and conductors. He also developed a great passion for the fortepiano and he receives more and more invitations to perform with orchestras such as the Orchestra of the 18th Century, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Hanover Band and the Orchestre des Champs Elysées with conductors Frans Brüggen, Sir Roger Norrington, Christopher Hogwood and Philippe Herreweghe.
In 1995 Ronald Brautigam started a long-lasting collaboration with the Swedish recording company BIS which has lead until now in 2 CD's with Mendelssohn piano concerts and 10 CD's with Mozart Sonata's and Variations on fortepiano. In the meantime he started a 26 CD series with Haydn's piano sonata's, concerts and trio's. Ronald recorded with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly for DECCA piano concerts of Shostakovich, Hindemith and Frank Martin. His Haydn piano concerto CD with Concerto Copenhagen
received the 2006 Edison Award.
For the coming seasons concerts are scheduled with The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra /Neeme Järvi, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Noseda, BBC Scottish, Münchner Chamber Orchestra, Norkoepping Orchestra/Andrew Parrot, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. During the summer months he regularly visits festivals in Switzerland, Denmark, France, Germany and England.