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Guest Artist: Boris Berman, piano

Sunday, February 2, 2020, 4:00 AM


Boris Berman is our special guest pianist for the David D. Dubois Piano Festival and Competition. He will be presenting a special recital. Tickets for this performance are $8, and can be purchased here. Free admission for BGSU students with ID card at the door, and festival participants.
PROGRAM
Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959.......................................Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Allegro                                                                                                  
Andantino
Scherzo: Allegro vivace – Trio: Un poco piu lento
Rondo: Allegretto - Presto
Intermission
Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60.....................Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)        
Mazurkas, Op. 30 ................................................................Chopin
No. 1 in C Minor
No. 2 in B Minor
No. 3 in D-flat Major
No. 4 in C-sharp Minor
Nocturnes, Op. 27 .................................................................Chopin
No. 1 in C-sharp Minor
No. 2 in D-flat Major
Mazurkas, Op. 33....................................................................Chopin
No. 1 in G-sharp Minor
No. 2 in D Major
No. 3 in C Major
No. 4 in B Minor
Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61..............................................Chopin
 
BIOGRAPHY
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.
Boris Berman has been the Founding Director of the Music Spectrum concert series in Israel (1975-84) and of the Yale Music Spectrum series in the USA (1984-1997). These concert series were hailed by the critics for the inventiveness of their programming.
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 an honorary title of "Specially-appointed Professor" by China Conservatory in Beijing.
Mr. Berman's ability to recognize, and commitment to nurture young talents are obvious reasons for him being invited to join panels of jurors of various national and

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