Boris Berman performs regularly in more than fifty countries on the six continents. Born in Moscow, he studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with the famous pianist Lev Oborin. In 1973 he left a thriving career in the Soviet Union to immigrate to Israel where he quickly established himself as one of the most sought after keyboard players. Currently, he resides in New Haven, USA.
As a world-class teacher, Boris Berman directs the piano department at the Yale School of Music and conducts master classes around the world. He was appointed honorary professor of the Shanghai Conservatory, the Royal Danish Conservatory in Copenhagen and the China Conservatory in Beijing. He is frequently invited to join the juries of various international competitions.
Grammy-nominated Mr. Berman has recorded all the solo piano works by Prokofiev and Schnittke, complete sonatas by Scriabin, Mozart, Weber, Schumann, Brahms, Franck, Chostakovich, Debussy, Stravinsky, Berio, Cage and Joplin.
Professor Berman is the author of two books, Notes from the Pianist’s Bench and Prokofiev’s Piano Sonatas. These books have been translated into several languages. He was also editor of the new critical edition of Prokofiev’s Piano Sonatas.
“Boris Berman, 71 years old, presents himself here as a first-class Brahms performer. It is striking how serene and wise his playing is. Berman has nothing left to prove, he lets the music speak for itself.” Pizzicato