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Yehonatan Berick

Prizewinner at the 1993 Naumburg competition and a recipient of the 1996-97 Prix Opus,
Yehonatan Berick is in high demand internationally as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and
pedagogue. Performances as soloist include Quebec, Winnipeg, Windsor, Ann Arbor, Jerusalem
and Haifa Symphonies, and the Israeli, Cincinnati, Montreal and Manitoba Chamber Orchestras,
Thirteen Strings and Ensemble Appassionata. Recital offering include the complete Paganini
Caprices, and the complete Solo Sonatas and Partitas by Bach. He has collaborated with many
world renowned artists. Festival and chamber series include Marlboro, Ravinia, Seattle, Ottawa,
Great Lakes, and Music@Menlo. He tours extensively worldwide, and is featured in the world's
most important venues, including Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall. On CD, Berick has recorded
for the Acoma, Albany, Centaur, Equilibrium, XXI-21, Gasparo, Summit, and Helicon labels. On
video, he can be seen on a BluRay dvd Paganini: 24 Caprices. His recordings have won rave
reviews in the press. Equally sought after as violin teacher and chamber music mentor, Berick
serves as Professor of Violin at the University of Ottawa. He has been invited as teacher and
artist-in-residence at many festivals, and is featured in masterclasses worldwide. His students
hold leading positions in major orchestras, ensembles, and music schools worldwide. Yehonatan
Berick is currently plays a 1761 violin by Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, generously bequeathed
from the estate of Sally Benson to the University of Ottawa, as well as violin by Honoré Derazey
Père from 1852, and a viola by Stanley Kiernoziak from 2003.