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Bart Berman, an concert pianist with a wide-ranging classical repertoire, is best known for his interpretations of Franz Schubert and contemporary music. A student of Jaap Spaanderman at the Amsterdam Academy of Music, he graduated with a Piano Soloist and a Piano Teacher degree, both with distinctions, as well as the Dutch Prize of Excellence for soloists. His piano education was complemented with Theo Bruins and a master class with Alfred Brendel. As a soloist, Bart Berman was awarded four first prizes at contests for young performers, the First Prize at the International Gaudeamus Contest for Interpreters of Contemporary Music and the Friends of the Royal Concertgebouw Award. Simultaneously, Bart Berman is extremely involved in Chamber Music. In Israel, Bart Berman formed a piano duo with Sara Fuxon, performing countrywide, in Germany, Belgium and for the Israeli, German and Dutch radio. The Council for Culture and Art awarded them with an honorable mention for the performance and promotion of Israeli music. Somewhat after Fuxon’s sudden death in 1992, Bart Berman formed Duo 4 with pianist Meir Wiesel. Duo 4 performs for audiences of all ages. For the US label Opus One, they recorded music written for them by Tsippi Fleischer [CD 175]. A creative musician, Bart Berman studied composition with Bertus van Lier and Wouter van den Berg. His early compositions were performed at the Eindhoven Philips Theater and by ensembles of the Amsterdam Academy of Music. Later works comprise variations, cadenzas, endings, additional piano parts and arrangements, some of which were performed worldwide.