Bart Berman


1938 –


Who is Bart Berman?

Bart Berman is a Dutch-Israeli pianist and composer, best known as an interpreter of Franz Schubert and 20th century music.

Bart Berman studied piano with Jaap Spaanderman at a predecessor of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and complemented his piano education with Theo Bruins and a master class by Alfred Brendel.

As a soloist Berman was awarded the Dutch Prize of Excellence, the first prize in the Gaudeamus Competition for interpreters of contemporary music, the Friends of the Concertgebouw Award and four first prizes at competitions for young soloists. He performs in Israel, Europe and the United States, as a soloist and in chamber music. Berman was a soloist with many Dutch and Israeli orchestras and often records for CDs, radio and television.

Current collaborations include flautist Abbie de Quant, Duo 4 with pianist Meir Wiesel, the Tamar Piano Trio and ensembles with vocalists such as Bat-Sheva Zeisler and Shimrit Carmi. Past partnerships include Duo Beer Sheva with the late pianist Sara Fuxon. In the seasons of 2004-2008 he also accompanied the remake of Hanoch Levin's satirical cabaret You, Me and the Next War. In 2007, he was the pianist and musical director of Schubert Plus, An Operatic Episode in Two Acts.

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Dec 29, 1938
  • Netherlands
  • Israel
Lived in
  • Rotterdam

on July 23, 2013


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