The artistry of Boris Berman is well known to the audiences of nearly fifty countries and he is internationally regarded as one of the great keyboard teachers of our time. His highly acclaimed performances have included appearances with many of the world's great orchestras. Born in Moscow, he was a student of Lev Oborin at the Moscow Conservatory. He performed extensively throughout the Soviet Union as soloist and recitalist, working with contemporary composers such as Alfred Schnittke and Edison Denisov. He played in the first Russian performances of works by Arnold Schoenberg, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luciano Berio and Gyorgy Ligeti.
Since 1979 he has lived in the USA and has taught at Boston University, Brandeis University, Indiana University, and is currently head of the piano department at the Yale School of Music. Among other acclaimed CDs, he has recorded complete piano works of Sergei Prokofiev for the Chandos label.
In this masterclass he works on Chopin's First Scherzo.
Student: Sophie Dee