Mark Berger, Viola and Composer

Mark BergerMark Berger maintains a highly productive career as a violist and composer in the Boston music scene. In the summer of 2014, he will be joining the award-winning Lydian String Quartet as violist. In addition to his work with the quartet, Berger frequently performs with many of Boston’s finest orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Emmanuel Music, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. An avid chamber musician, Berger performs as a member of the Worcester Chamber Music Society and Music at Eden’s Edge and has been a guest artist with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Boston Musica Viva, and Radius Ensemble. Strongly devoted to the performance of new music, Berger has performed with many of Boston’s new music ensembles including Sound Icon, Boston Musica Viva, Dinosaur Annex, Ludovico Ensemble, and ALEA III. Berger will be joining the Brandeis University faculty as an associate professor in the fall and is currently on the string faculty of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and a lecturer at Boston College.

As composer, Berger’s works have been presented locally by Boston Musica Viva, the New York New Music Ensemble, Dinosaur Annex, ALEA III, the Worcester Chamber Music Society, Xanthos Ensemble, Music at Eden’s Edge, QX String Quartet, and the Lydian String Quartet, as well as nationally and internationally by the Third Coast Percussion Quartet, Ensemble Permutaciones (Mexico) and the Hellenic Ensemble of Contemporary Music (Greece). His compositions have received awards and recognition from the League of Composers/ISCM, ASCAP, and the Rapido! Composition Competition and he has received commissioning grants from NEFA and the Brannen-Cooper Fund.

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