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Boris Berman

Known to the audiences of nearly fifty countries on six continents, Professor Berman regularly appears with leading orchestras and in important festivals. An active recording artist and a Grammy® nominee, Mr. Berman was the first pianist to record the complete solo works of Prokofiev (Chandos), and his recital of Shostakovich piano works (Ottavo), received the Edison Classic Award in Holland, the Dutch equivalent of the Grammy®.

In 1984 Professor Berman joined the faculty of the Yale School of Music, where he chairs the Piano department and serves as the music director of the Horowitz Piano Series. He gives master classes all over the world and frequently serves as a juror of international piano competitions. In 2005 he was given the title of Honorary Professor of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and in 2013, Honorary Professor at the Royal Danish Conservatory in Copenhagen.

In 2000 Yale University Press published Professor Berman’s Notes from the Pianist’s Bench, which has been translated into several languages. His newest book, Prokofiev’s Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer, has been published by the same publisher. An avid chamber music player, Boris Berman has performed across the world with leading musicians and premiere chamber groups.