Research/Areas of Interest:

New Music Ensemble


  • MM, The New England Conservatory, United States, 1988
  • BA, Wesleyan University, United States, 1984


Donald Berman is recognized as a chief exponent of new works by living composers, overlooked music by 20th century masters, and recitals that link classical and modern repertoires. His two-volume The Unknown Ives and The Uncovered Ruggles represents the only recordings of the complete short piano works of Charles Ives and Carl Ruggles extant. Berman teaches at the Longy School of Music at Bard University, Tufts University, and is a Radcliffe Institute Fellow. He is President of The Charles Ives Society. His primary teachers were Mildred Victor, George Barth, John Kirkpatrick, and Leonar Shure. Recordings •Americans in Rome: Music by Fellows of the American Academy in Rome (Bridge) •The Unknown Ives Volumes I, II (New World) •The Uncovered Ruggles (New World) •Piano Music of Scott Wheeler (Bridge) •Piano Music of Martin Boykan (Bridge) •The Light That Is Felt: Songs of Charles Ives (with Susan Narucki, soprano) •Wasting the Night: Songs of Scott Wheeler •CDs of music by Su Lian Tan (Arsis), Arthur Levering (New World), Tamar Diesendruck (Centaur), Christopher Theofanidis (Summit), and Aaron Jay Kernis (Koch).