Hailed as "technically adept and charged with energy and intelligence," by The New York Times, Boris Berman comes to Bridges Hall of Music to offer a special solo piano recital performing Brahms’ late works: op. 116, 117, 118 and 119.

Berman’s artistry is well known to audiences of nearly 50 countries on six continents, and the Winnipeg Free Press (Canada) wrote of one of his performances, "inspired Russian pianist Berman treats audience to show of mastery... and an opportunity to see a powerhouse Russian in full flight... It was magnificent." His highly acclaimed performances have included appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra, The Philharmonia (London), the Toronto Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Royal Scottish Orchestra. A frequent performer on major recital series, he has also appeared in many important festivals such as Marlboro, Bergen, Ravinia, and Israel Festival, to name a few.

Born in Moscow, and a Grammy-nominated pianist, he studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the distinguished pianist Lev Oborin. In 1973, he left a flourishing career in the Soviet Union to immigrate to Israel where he quickly established himself as one of the most sought-after keyboard performers. He presently resides in New Haven, CT and as professor of piano at Yale University, he is a former teacher of Pomona College’s Grammy-nominated pianist Genevieve Feiwen Lee.

While in town he will also join the Pomona College Orchestra in two performances of Bartók's Piano Concerto, No. 3—Friday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 19.

Hear a sample of Mr. Berman playing Brahms.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:00 pm
  • Pomona College
  • Bridges Hall of Music
  • 150 E. Fourth Street
General Public
Pomona Alumni
Pomona Faculty and Staff
Pomona Families
Claremont Colleges Community

Free admission with open seating, no tickets. 
Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance.