Ronald Braunstein launched his conducting career in Europe when he won the Gold Medal in the Herbert von Karajan International Conducting Competition and conducted the Berlin Philharmonic.

He lived in Berlin conducting orchestras such as the Stuttgart Radio Sinfonieorchestra des SWR, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Residentie Orkestra den Hague, and orchestras throughout Germany and The Netherlands.

Several years later, Ronald Braunstein moved to New York and had his American debut with the San Francisco Symphony. He also conducted performances at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall.

In Japan, Ronald Braunstein conducted the Tokyo Symphony, Kyoto Symphony, Osaka Symphony, and served as Music Director of the National Orchestra of Taiwan.

Ronald Braunstein studied conducting and composition at The Juilliard School, at Fontainebleau with Nadia Boulanger, and at Tanglewood Music Center. He received a full scholarship at the Salzburg Mozarteum, and was awarded numerous grants from the Rockefeller Foundation.