Boris Berman performs regularly in more than fifty countries on six continents. His highly acclaimed performances have included appearances with the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Houston Symphony, London's Philharmonia Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Royal Scottish Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Atlanta, Detroit, and Toronto Symphony Orchestras. A frequent performer on major recital series, he has also appeared in many important festivals. In 2018–2019, Mr. Berman will perform and teach in Austria, China, France, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United States.
Mr. Berman, a Grammy nominee, has recorded all solo piano works by Prokofiev and Schnittke, complete sonatas by Scriabin, and works by Berio, Brahms, Cage, Debussy, Franck, Joplin, Mozart, Schumann, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, and Weber. Most recently, French label Le Palais des Degustateurs released his complete recording of the Debussy Preludes, together with Estampes and other pieces.
Mr. Berman heads the Piano Department of the Yale School of Music and conducts master classes throughout the world. The Shanghai Conservatory, Danish Royal Conservatory in Copenhagen, and China Conservatory in Beijing have all named him honorary professor. He is frequently invited to join juries of various international competitions as well. Yale University Press published Mr. Berman's book, Notes from the Pianist's Bench, in 2000, and subsequently printed Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer in 2008. He has also served as editor of the new critical edition of Piano Sonatas by Prokofiev (Shanghai Music Publishing House).
Born in Moscow, Mr. Berman studied at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the distinguished pianist Lev Oborin. In 1973, he left a flourishing career in the Soviet Union and immigrated to Israel, where he quickly established himself as one of the most sought-after keyboard performers. He currently resides in the United States in New Haven, Connecticut.
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