Prof. Boris Berman - Piano Masterclass

Prof. Boris Berman - Piano Masterclass
Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 10:00
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Prof. Boris Berman, Yale University, Connecticut, USA

The artistry of Boris Berman is well known to the audiences of more than fifty countries on six continents. His highly acclaimed performances have included appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra, The Philharmonia (London), the Toronto Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Royal Scottish Orchestra. A frequent performer on major recital series, he has also appeared in important festivals, such as Marlboro, Bergen, Ravinia, Nohant, and Israel Festival, to name a few.

Born in Moscow, Boris Berman studied at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the distinguished pianist Lev Oborin and graduated with distinction as both pianist and harpsichordist. He performed extensively throughout the Soviet Union as a recitalist and appeared as guest soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Moscow Philharmonic and the Moscow Chamber orchestras.

In 1973, Boris Berman left a flourishing career in the Soviet Union to immigrate to Israel. He quickly established himself as one of the most sought-after keyboard performers, as well as one of this country's more influential musical personalities. Presently, he resides in USA.

Mr. Berman is an active performer of chamber music. He had appeared in numerous concerts and festivals with such artists and groups as Misha Maisky, Heinz Holliger, Aurele Nicolet, Shlomo Mintz, Gyorgy Pauk, Ralph Kirshbaum, Frans Helmerson, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, Natalia Gutman, Tokyo Quartet, Vermeer Quartet, The Netherland Wind Ensemble and many others.

A dedicated teacher of international stature, Boris Berman has served on the faculties of the world's finest schools, such as Indiana (Bloomington), Boston, Brandeis and Tel-Aviv universities. Currently, he heads the Piano Department at Yale School of Music. He also conducts master classes throughout the world. In 2005, he was named a Honorary Professor of Shanghai Conservatory; and in 2013, a Honorary Professor of Royal Danish Conservatory in Copenhagen. In 2017, he was given a honorary title of "Specially-appointed Professor" by China Conservatory in Beijing.

In the spring of 2008, Yale University Press has published Boris Berman's new book "Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer". This book complements, and is based on, his highly praised recordings of this repertoire. In 2011, Shanghai Publishing House has published a new bi-lingual edition of the scores of Prokofiev's piano sonatas, revised and edited by Mr. Berman. Based on manuscripts and first editions, this is the most authoritative edition of this repertoire available.


10:00                 Alexey Shafirov   Class of Mr. Yaron Rosenthal

S. Prokofiev                  Concerto No. 2   - 1st movement             


10:45                   Malahi Rusenbaum   Class Of  Prof. Alex Tamir.

l.V.Beethoven           Piano Concerto No. 3   Allegro con brio


11:30                  Alon Petrilin   Class of Daria Monastyrski

Samuel Barber        Piano sonata Op. 26 in e flat minor

                         Allegro Energico,Allegro Vivace e leggero,Adagio mesto


12:15                    Itamar carmeli    Class of Daria Monastyrski

J.Haydn                 Piano Sonata Hob. XVI/50 L. 60 in C Major

                           Allegro Con brio

 S. Prokofiev                Toccata Op. 11


13:00 – 14:00 Intermission


14:00                     Omer Ya'ari    Class of Prof. Eitan Globerson and

                                                           Prof.  Vadim Monastyrski

F. Schubert                 Piano sonata D.537 in A minor


15:00                Alexander Julakidze    Class of Prof Prof. Oxana Yablonskaya

J. Brahms                    Ballade No. 4 Op. 10

F. Chopin                     Polonies Op. 44 No. 5