Professor Aaron Berofsky

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Teaching Language

_ English

USA
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor Symphony (Concertmaster)
 

Violinist Aaron Berofsky has toured extensively throughout the United States and abroad, gaining wide recognition as a soloist and chamber musician. As soloist, he has performed with orchestras in the United States, Germany, Italy, Spain and Canada. He has performed the complete cycle of Mozart violin sonatas at the International Festival Deia in Spain and all of the Beethoven sonatas at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall.  His 2011 recording of the complete Beethoven sonatas with Phillip Bush has been met with great acclaim.

France’s Le Figaro calls his playing “Beautiful, the kind of music-making that gives one true pleasure”.  He has appeared in such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Corcoran Gallery, Het Doelen, L'Octogone, Seoul National University, the Teatro San Jose and the Museo de Bellas Artes. Mr. Berofsky has been featured on NPR's Performance Today and on the Canadian Broadcasting Company. His acclaimed recordings can be found on the Sony, Naxos, New Albion, ECM, Audio Ideas, Blue Griffin and Chesky labels.  Recent recital tours have taken him to Germany, Italy and Korea, and he was featured soloist on the 2009 NAXOS recording of music by Paul Fetler, performed by the Ann Arbor Symphony, including the debut recording of his Concerto No. 2.  His recording of the complete chamber music of Franz Xavier Mozart was released in 2013 on Equilibrium.

Mr. Berofsky was the first violinist of the Chester String Quartet for fifteen years. The quartet has been acclaimed as "one of the country's best young string quartets" by the Boston Globe. Tours have taken them throughout the Americas and Europe and the quartet members have collaborated with such artists as Robert Mann, Arnold Steinhardt, Franco Gulli, members of the Alban Berg quartet, Andres Diaz, Eugene Istomin and Ruth Laredo. Some notable projects over the years have included the complete cycles of the quartets by Beethoven and Dvorak, and numerous recordings by such composers as Mozart, Haydn, Barber, Porter, Piston, Kernis and Tenenbom. The Chester Quartet has served as resident quartet at the University of Michigan and at Indiana University South Bend.

An alumnus of the Juilliard School, Mr. Berofsky was a scholarship student of Dorothy DeLay. Other important teachers have included Robert Mann, Felix Galimir, Glenn Dicterow, Lorand Fenyves and Elaine Richey.

Mr. Berofsky is known for his commitment to teaching and is Professor of Violin at the University of Michigan and served as visiting Professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Germany. He taught at the Meadowmount School of Music for many summers and is currently on the violin faculty of the Chautauqua Institution.  He has also given masterclasses throughout the world, including a 2013 tour of Korea which included classes at Seoul National University, Ewha Women’s University, Seoul Arts High School and many others.  He has also given class at the Cleveland Institute, Oberlin, Eastman, the Peter de Grote festival in the Netherlands, Domaine Forget in Quebec, Interlochen, the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival and the Conservatorio Palma Mallorca.

Mr. Berofsky's interest in early music led him to perform with the acclaimed chamber orchestra Tafelmusik on period instruments, also makingseveral recordings with them for the Sony label.  He co-runs University of Michigan’s Baroque Chamber Orchestra with harpsichordist Joseph Gascho.  With a strong dedication to new music as well, he has worked extensively with many leading composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, performing, commissioning and recording music by John Cage, William Bolcom, Zhou Long, Michael Daugherty, Aaron Jay Kernis, Susan Botti, Morton Subotnick, Paul Fetler and Bright Sheng.

Aaron Berofsky has been concertmaster of the Ann Arbor Symphony since 2003.  

He has also served as guest concertmaster for many orchestras throughout the US and Europe.

小提琴家亚伦·伯洛夫斯基在美国各大州和世界各地曾举办过数次巡回演出,并作为独奏家和室内乐家获得了广泛的认可。作为独奏家,他曾与美国、德国、意大利、西班牙和加拿大等国的著名交响乐团合作演出。他曾在西班牙的国际音乐节上演奏过莫扎特小提琴奏鸣曲的完整套曲,并在纽约梅金音乐厅演奏过贝多芬的全套小提琴奏鸣曲。他在2011年录制了与菲利普·布什合作的贝多芬奏鸣曲全集并广受赞誉。  

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法国的《费加罗报》称亚伦·伯洛夫斯基的演奏“是那种能给人带来真正快乐的美妙音乐”。他曾在卡内基音乐厅、爱丽丝·杜利大厅、首尔国立大学、圣何塞剧院和贝拉艺术博物馆等世界著名艺术演出场所亮相。伯洛夫斯基的琴声还曾在美国国家公共电台和加拿大广播中大放异彩。他在索尼、纳克索斯、新阿尔比恩、ECM、Audio Ideas、蓝狮鹫和切斯基等世界唱片公司发行的专辑均广受好评。  

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亚伦·伯洛夫斯基担任切斯特弦乐四重奏的第一小提琴手已长达15年之久。该四重奏被《波士顿环球报》誉为“全国最优秀的年轻弦乐四重奏之一”。他们的巡演遍及美洲和欧洲,并与罗伯特·曼、阿诺德·斯坦哈特、弗兰科·古利、阿尔班·贝尔格四重奏等艺术家合作。多年来,他们曾完整录制过贝多芬和德沃夏克的四重奏曲集,以及莫扎特、海顿、巴伯、波特、克尼斯和特南博姆等作曲家创作的优秀室内乐作品。切斯特四重奏曾在密歇根大学和印第安纳大学南本德担任驻校四重奏。  

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亚伦·伯洛夫斯基是茱莉亚音乐学院的校友,同时还是多萝西·迪莱奖学金获得者。在音乐教育方面,伯洛夫斯基还以其对教学的热衷与负责而闻名,他是密歇根大学的小提琴教授,并曾担任德国德盟大学音乐学院的客座教授;他还曾在梅多芒特音乐学院任教,目前在肖陶瓦学院的小提琴系工作。同时,他还在世界各大音乐学院及音乐节教授大师课,包括2013年韩国首尔国立大学、韩国梨花女子大学、首尔艺术高中等。他还在克利夫兰学院、欧柏林学院、伊士曼学院、荷兰彼得·德·格罗特音乐节、因特洛兴学院、亚里亚海室内音乐节和帕尔马·马略卡音乐学院授课。  

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伯洛夫斯基还热衷于演奏早期音乐,他曾与著名的塔菲尔室内乐团一起开展古乐器演出,还同索尼唱片公司合作录制早期音乐主题唱片。他与羽管键琴演奏家约瑟夫·加斯乔共同运营密歇根大学的巴洛克室内乐团。对当代音乐他也有着强烈的奉献精神,并曾与20世纪和21世纪的许多著名作曲家合作,其合作的作曲家有约翰·凯奇、威廉·博尔科姆、迈克尔·多尔蒂、亚伦·杰·科尼斯、苏珊·博蒂、莫顿·苏博尼克、保罗·费特勒和布莱特·盛。亚伦·伯洛夫斯基自2003年以来,一直担任安娜堡交响乐团首席小提琴手。他还在美国和欧洲的许多管弦乐团担任客座首席小提琴手。  

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