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Lazar Berman

Lazar Berman, Russian pianist. Achievements include winning 1st prize International Youth Festival, E. Berlin, 1951; 4th place Queen Elisabeth of Belgium contest, Brussels, 1951. Member Philharmonic Society Moscow, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics-Belgium Friendship Society (a founder).

Background

  • Berman, Lazar was born on February 26, 1930 in Leningrad, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics. Son of Naum and Anna (Makower) Berman.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Moscow Conservatory, 1953. Student master classes, Moscow Conservatory, 1957.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include winning 1st prize International Youth Festival, E. Berlin, 1951. 4th place Queen Elisabeth of Belgium contest, Brussels, 1951.

    Works

    • Concert debut, 1934, orchestra debut, Moscow Philharmonic, 1940. Professional concert pianist, 1957–2005, United States debut, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, also American Orchestra, 1976, Carnegie Hall debut with, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, 1976
    • recording artist.

    Membership

    Member Philharmonic Society Moscow, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics-Belgium Friendship Society (a founder).

    Connections

    • Married Valentina, December 28, 1968. 1 son, Pavel.
    Lazar Berman
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    Died February 6, 2005
    (aged 74)
    • 1953
      Moscow Conservatory
    • 1957
      Moscow Conservatory