Mar 14, 2009

Donald Berman

Donald Berman, piano is a champion of new works by living composers, overlooked music by twentieth century masters, and recitals that link classical and modern repertoires. His CDs The Unknown Ives volumes 1 & 2 and The Uncovered Ruggles (New World Records) have been internationally acclaimed. He is Artistic Director of Americans in Rome: Music by Fellows of the American Academy in Rome, a four-volume CD on Bridge Records (2008). Recently, Donald premiered Christopher Theofanidis’ Piano Concerto with the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra of Ohio and Belgrade Philharmonic, and recorded CDs with soprano Susan Narucki of songs by Aaron Jay Kernis (Koch 2008) and Charles Ives (New World 2008). He is a prizewinner of the 1991 Schubert International Competition. He studied with Leonard Shure (New England Conservatory), John Kirkpatrick, George Barth (Wesleyan University), and Mildred Victor. Mr. Berman teaches at Tufts University and directs the New England Conservatory Summer Piano Institute.