The pianist Donald Berman is a champion of new works by living composers, overlooked music by twentieth century masters, and recitals that link classical and modern repertoires. His CDs The Unknown Ives Volumes 1 & 2 and The Uncovered Ruggles (New World Records) have been internationally acclaimed. He is Artistic Director of Americans in Rome: Music by Fellows of the American Academy in Rome, an acclaimed four-volume CD on Bridge Records (2008). Recently, he gave the premières of Christopher Theofanidis’s Piano Concerto with the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra of Ohio, Belgrade Philharmonic and Hartford Symphony, and made recordings with soprano Susan Narucki of songs by Aaron Jay Kernis (Koch 2008) and Charles Ives (New World 2008).
He is a prizewinner of the 1991 Schubert International Competition. He studied with Leonard Shure (New England Conservatory), John Kirkpatrick, George Barth (Wesleyan University), and Mildred Victor, teaches at Tufts University, and directs the New England Conservatory Summer Piano Institute.