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Bart Berman (Rotterdam, December 29, 1938) is a Dutch-Israeli pianist and composer, best known as an interpreter of Franz Schubert and 20th century music. He studied piano with Jaap Spaanderman at the Amsterdam Academy of Music and complemented his piano education with Theo Bruins and a masterclass by Alfred Brendel.
As a soloist, Bart 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 several chamber music emsembles.
Bart Berman studied composition with Hans van Lier at the Amsterdam Academy of Music and with Wouter van den Berg . He has composed many original works, cadenzas to all piano concerti by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven and second piano parts to be played alongside original compositions by Muzio Clementi and Daniel Steibelt . Most noted are his completions to Schubert's unfinished piano sonatas and J.S. Bach's Art of Fugue.
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