Boris Berman

Born 3 April 1948
Boris Berman
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1948-04-03
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Boris Berman

Boris Berman Biography (Wikipedia)

Boris Berman (born Moscow, April 3, 1948) is a Russian pianist and pedagogue.

He was a student of Lev Oborin at the Moscow Conservatory. He made his debut in Moscow in 1965. He joined an early music ensemble, at the time the only one in Russia, as a harpsichordist. At the same time he worked with contemporary composers such as Alfred Schnittke and Edison Denisov. He played in the first Russian performances of works by Arnold Schoenberg, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luciano Berio and György Ligeti. He also was a guest soloist with several orchestras, including the Moscow Philharmonic and the Moscow Chamber orchestras.

In 1973 he was permitted to leave the Soviet Union for Israel. In 1979 he migrated to the United States and has since taught at Boston University, Brandeis University, and Indiana University. He is currently the head of the Piano Department at the Yale School of Music. He was the Founding Director of the Music Spectrum concert series in Israel (1975–84) and of the Yale Music Spectrum series in the USA (1984-1997). In 2005, he was named an Honorary Professor of the Shanghai Conservatory and in 2013, an Honorary Professor of the Royal Danish Conservatory in Copenhagen.

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Igor Stravinsky
Serenade in A major for piano (1925)
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Serenade in A major for piano (1925)
Sergei Prokofiev
Gavotte from the 'Classical Symphony' Op.25
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Gavotte from the 'Classical Symphony' Op.25
Ludwig van Beethoven
6 Variations on an Original Theme in F major, Op.34 for piano
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6 Variations on an Original Theme in F major, Op.34 for piano
John Cage
Sonatas and interludes for prepared piano: Interlude No.1
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Sonatas and interludes for prepared piano: Interlude No.1
John Cage
Sonata IV
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Sonata IV
Sergei Prokofiev
10 Pieces for piano (Op.12), no.7; Prelude
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10 Pieces for piano (Op.12), no.7; Prelude
Igor Stravinsky
Serenade in A
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Serenade in A
Boris Berman
Sonata 1 for Prepared Piano
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Sonata 1 for Prepared Piano
Alfred Schnittke
Piano Quintet: In tempo di Valse (second movement – excerpt)
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Piano Quintet: In tempo di Valse (second movement – excerpt)
Boris Berman
Cage: No. 4 (The Perilous Night)
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Cage: No. 4 (The Perilous Night)
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