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11-16 July, 2010: The Martin Berkofsky Piano Master Classes, St. Leonard's Farm, Warrenton, Virginia. Opening concert 11 July, Martin Berkofsky with guest artist pianist Alessandra Pompili. Programme to include works of Schubert and Hovhaness. Information: 540-788-3356.

7 June, 2010: In partnership with Donatori di Musica, Italy's premiere program to provide healing music for cancer patients, Martin Berkofsky performs a program of Liszt, Beethoven, Schubert, and Alan Hovhaness. 7:00 PM, Hospital Oncology Auditorium, Carrara, Italy.

16 May, 2010: Martin Berkofsky performs Alan Hovhaness. St. Mary's Armenian Church, Washington, D.C. 1:00 PM.

15 May, 2010: Martin Berkofsky and violist Robert Raymond perform Alan Hovhaness Campuan Sonata. Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Admission free to the public.

24 April, 2010: Benefit performance to aid victims of house fire. 7:00 PM, Spriggs Road Presbyterian Church, Woodbridge, Virginia. Further information to be posted shortly.

18 April, 2010: An intimate Arlington, Virginia, concert introducing a magnificent 1902 Steinway. Programme of Beethoven sonatas. Information: 703-241-1566.

7-8 March, 2010: Recording sessions, Beethoven sonatas.

17 January, 2010: An intimate Arlington, Virginia, concert introducing a magnificent 1902 Steinway. Programme of Beethoven sonatas. Information: 703-241-1566.

VATICAN RADIO STUDIO A, THE MUSIC OF FRANZ LISZT

ALESSANDRA POMPILI, PRODUCER AND MODERATOR

MARTIN BERKOFSKY, PIANO

TWO BROADCASTS:

New Year's Day: 1, January, 2010:

Sonata in B minor, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12.

8 January, 2010:

Legende: St. Francois d'Assise - la Predication aux Oiseaux.

All broadcasts at 1:50 PM and (repeat broadcast,) 9:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time.

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18 October, 2009: Benefit for the Warrenton Antiquarian Society. Programme of Beethoven sonatas. 4:00 PM, The Oaks, 8457 Oaks Road, Warrenton, Virginia 20186.

13 September, 2009: Benefit for the Shenandoah Conservatory string programme scholarship fund. With Violinist Robert Raymond and additional string players to be announced. 5:00 PM, St. Paul's Church, Haymarket, Virginia. Free-will offering.

5-6 September, 2009: Recording sessions, Beethoven sonatas.

12 July, 2009: An intimate Arlington, Virginia, concert introducing a magnificent 1902 Steinway. Programme of Beethoven sonatas. Information: 703-241-1566.

28 June, 2009: An intimate Arlington, Virginia, concert introducing a magnificent 1902 Steinway. Programme of Schubert, Alan Hovhaness, and Liszt. Information: 703-241-1566.

31 May, 2009: Save the Orphans Benefit Concert. Martin Berkofsky joins Youth-to-Youth Concerts in a programme to benefit Special Needs Youth in Central Eurasia. 2:00 PM, United Methodist Church, Gainesville, VA. Free-will offering.

17 May, 2009: Alan Hovhaness Commemorative Committee: unveiling of the Alan Hovhaness Memorial, Whittemore Park, Arlington, Massachusetts, 2:00 PM. Speakers include Robert Mirak, Rev. Fr. Nicholas M. Kastanas, Kevin F. Greeley, and Martin Berkofsky.

17 May, 2009: A Tribute to Alan Hovhaness. Martin Berkofsky joins pianist Ani Hovsepian, distinguished soloists Orlando Cela, Cynthia Forbes, Sylvie Zakarian, the Arlington High School Madrigal Singers and Honors String Orchestra under Cheryl J. Christo, Sabato D'Agostino, and Pasquale Tassone. 4:00 PM, Robbins Town Hall, Arlington, Massachusetts. Free admission.

1-13 May, 2009:

ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS

Alan Hovhaness 100th Anniversary Memorial Run. Martin Berkofsky will run from the 3,165-foot summit of New Hampshire's Mt. Monadnock to the Alan Hovhaness family home in Arlington, Massachusetts, honouring the composer's life-long commitment to peace and brotherhood.

6-14 April, 2009: Martin Berkofsky Piano Master Classes, Cukurova University State Conservatory, Adana, Turkey. Concentration on Beethoven sonatas.

28 October, 2008: Martin Berkofsky joins string soloists of the United States Army Band. 7:30 PM, Brucker Hall, Fort Myer, VA. Free admission.

25 October, 2008: A Benefit Concert for the Camden Dray Keenan Memorial Fund and the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Shenandoah University Armstrong Concert Hall, Winchester, VA. 7:00 PM. Donation: $25.00

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5 October, 2008, The Armenian Cultural Foundation, Arlington, Massachusetts. Martin Berkofsky gives a benefit programme to help raise funds for the Alan Hovhaness Memorial, and launches the 100th Anniversary commemorations in Alan Hovhaness's home town. Music of Hovhaness, Beethoven, Liszt.

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28 September, 2008: Martin Berkofsky Piano Master Class, Tonskoli Sigursveins, Rejkjavik, Iceland.

27 September, 2008, Salur, Kopavogur, Iceland. Martin Berkofsky joins clarinetist Einar Johannesson in a programme of Alan Hovhaness, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, and Thorkell Sigurbjornsson.

24 August, 2008: Martin Berkofsky and the Tavani Family Ensemble. Benefit Concert for Virginia family home fire. St. Paul's Church, Haymarket, VA. 5:00 PM.

26 April, 2008, Aram Khatchaturian Hall, Yerevan, Armenia. Dedication concert of piano donated to Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre. Martin Berkofsky, piano, with Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Ruben Asatrian. Hovhaness: "Prayer" and "Lousadzak" concerti for piano and orchestra. Solo works of Franz Liszt.

22 April, 2008, Stepanekert, Negorno Karabakh. With National Chamber Orchestra of Karabakh. Martin Berkofsky, piano: Alan Hovhaness: "Lousadzak" for piano and string orchestra; Rachmaninov: songs with soprano Seda Odabashyan.

18 March, 2008, 6:00 PM. Residence of the Ambassador of Iceland, Washington, D.C. Martin Berkofsky and Einar Johannesson perform works for clarinet and piano of Schumann, Beethoven, Brahms, Hovhaness, and arrangements of Icelandic folk songs. Benefit for Kitezh Children's Community, Russia. Please contact the Cristofori Foundation, president@cristofori.org, for invitation information.

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SUNDAYS AT HOME WITH MARTIN BERKOFSKY

Piano concerts in an intimate setting.

Concerts featuring the works of Ludwig van Beethoven and Alan Hovhaness:

3 February, 10 February, 17 February, 24 February, 2008.

All concerts at 3:00 PM.

9206 Rogues Road, Casanova, Virginia.

Telephone 540-788-3356 for reservations. Seating is very limited, please reserve early.

Admission per person: $25.00 donation to the Cristofori Foundation. All proceeds go to the Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre, Yerevan, Armenia.

Light refreshments.

SUNDAYS AT HOME WITH MARTIN BERKOFSKY

Piano Concerts in an intimate setting.

Concerts featuring the works of Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann:

2 December, 9 December, 16 December, 23 December, 2007.

All concerts at 3:00 PM.

9206 Rogues Road, Casanova, Virginia.

Telephone 540-788-3356 for reservations. Seating is very limited, please reserve early.

Admission per person: $25.00 donation to the Cristofori Foundation.

Light refreshments.

SUNDAYS AT HOME WITH MARTIN BERKOFSKY

Piano Concerts in an intimate setting.

Concerts featuring works of Franz Liszt:

7 October, 14 October, 21 October, 28 October, 4 November, 2007.

All concerts at 3:00 PM

9206 Rogues Road, Casanova, Virginia.

Telephone 540-788-3356 for reservations. Seating is very limited; please reserve early.

Admission per person: $25.00 donation to the Cristofori Foundation.

Light refreshments.

14 May, 2007: 7:00 PM, Embassy of the Republic of Hungary, Washington, D.C. Programme of Liszt, Bartok, Kodali, Frank, and Ravel with violinist Frederic Pelassy. In conjunction with Alliance Francaise.

20-21-22 March: Martin Berkofsky Piano Master Classes, Cukurova University Conservatory, Adana, Turkey.

19 March, 2007, Monday, 20.00 Municipal Theatre, Mersin, Turkey: Martin Berkofsky performs a programme of Franz Liszt and Alan Hovhaness piano works.

18 March, 2007 Sunday, 20.00 Adana, Turkey, State Theatre Concert Hall: Martin Berkofsky performs a programme of Franz Liszt and Alan Hovhaness piano works.

4 March, 2007, 8:00 PM, concert, Zion United Church of Christ, benefit for Burlington Music programmes.

4 March, 2007, 3:00 PM, concert in honour of artist Lorrainelise Granieri. Arts for Living Center, Art Guild of Burlington, Iowa. Benefit for Burlington Art Guild and American Cancer Society.

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24 November, 2006: Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Armenian State Academic Choir, Aram Khachaturian Hall, Yerevan, Armenia. Armenian premiere of Alan Hovhaness Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra; Martin Berkofsky is joined by pianist Atakan Sari. Beethoven: Choral Fantasy.

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20 November, 2005, Davies Concert Series, Maryland; details to be announced.

1-10 November, 2005: Recording sessions for Nimbus Records, Wyastone, U.K. Lieder of Nicolae Bretan with Alexandru Agache.

22 October, 2005: Voice of America, Russian Service, concert taping, Warrenton, VA.

15 October, 2005: Martin Berkofsky peforms in benefit for Habitat for Humanity, Gettysburg, PA.

25 September, 2005: Martin Berkofsky performs for the Culpeper, Virginia, Music Society.

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ALAN HOVHANESS CONCERTO TO RECIEVE TURKISH PREMIERE PERFORMANCE:

The Orchestra Academic Baskent, Ankara Turkey, under the direction of Maestro Ertug Korkmaz, will present the Turkish premiere performance of Lousadzak, ("Coming of Light,") Alan Hovhaness' landmark concerto for piano and strings. Piano soloist will be Martin Berkofsky who recently gave the Armenian premiere performance of Lousadzak with the Alan Hovhaness Chamber Orchestra of Armenia.

The concert will take place on 22 June, 2005

Baskent University, Ankara

Baglica Campus, Ihsan Dogramaci Hall

Time: 8 pm / 20:00

For information: +90 312 2341010 / 1648

Admission is without cost.

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Fauquier Family Shelter Benefit:

May 8, 2005 - Mother's Day Brunch and Concert at Airlie. Celebrate Mother's Day With Us This Year. Enjoy the Fine Food, Beautiful Scenery and Classical Music at Airlie Conference Center. Brunch will be served from 11am to 2pm. Martin Berkofsky's 9th Annual Concert in the Round after brunch, courtesy of The Cristofori Foundation, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM.

1 April, 2005: Komitas Chamber Music Hall, Yerevan, Armenia. Alan Hovhaness Birthday Celebration Concert: Martin Berkofsky performs Hovhaness' Lousadzak with the Alan Hovhaness Chamber Orchestra.

21 March, 2005: Martin Berkofsky performs at the Turkish-American Association, Ankara, Turkey.

17, 18, 19 March, 2005: Martin Berkofsky Piano Master Classes, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey.

16 March, 2005: 7:30 PM, Sabanci Cultural Centre, Adana, Turkey: Martin Berkofsky performs for the Adana International Music Festival. programme of works by Franz Liszt.

12 January, 2005: Webcast, www.wprb.com, (Princeton University Radio,) 8:00 AM Eastern time. Armenian premiere performance, Alan Hovhaness Lousadzak; Martin Berkofsky, piano; Alan Hovhaness Chamber Orchestra, Meroujan Simonian, conductor.

3 December, 2004: Martin Berkofsky performs at the Composers' Union, Yerevan, Armenia. Programme of Hovhaness, Schubert, Chopin, and Liszt.

30 November, 2004: The Alan Hovhaness Chamber Orchestra, Yerevan, Armenia, celebrates its 20th anniversary. Martin Berkofsky is piano soloist in Alan Hovhaness' Concerto LOUSADZAK.

4 November, 2004: Martin Berkofsky is joined by pianist Jakub Markowski in a memorial/benefit concert for the children of Beslan, Russia. Oratorium Marianum, University of Wroclaw, Poland.

3 November, 2004: Master Class, Karol Szymanowski School of Music, Wroclaw, Poland.

30 October, 2004: Martin Berkofsky is joined by pianist Peter Amstutz in a memorial/benefit concert for the children of Beslan, Russia. West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.

16 October, 2004: Martin Berkofsky is joined by the Kosovo Choir and pianist Tuyen Tonnu in a memorial/benefit concert for the children of Beslan, Russia. Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.


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CRISTOFORI FOUNDATION LINKS

THE CRISTOFORI FOUNDATION, MARTIN BERKOFSKY PRESIDENT
A brief history and description of the Cristofori Foundation; its charitable, scholarship, and music programmes.
PRESS REVIEWS-MARTIN BERKOFSKY
The international press critiques Martin Berkofsky.
DISCOGRAPHY-MARTIN BERKOFSKY
Browse a listing of current and historical recordings by Martin Berkofsky.
THE MARTIN BERKOFSKY PIANO MASTER CLASSES
FULL SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE AWARDED BY THE CRISTOFORI FOUNDATION.
THE ETHIC OF THE PERFORMING ARTIST
Martin Berkofsky's Rutgers University lecture on the art of performance.
CRISTOFORI CONCERTS
Cristofori Concerts: exclusive representatives for Martin Berkofsky.
CRISTOFORI CF-881: MARTIN BERKOFSKY PLAYS FRANZ LISZT
Cristofori CF-881. Profound and sublime. Berkofsky Liszt performances benefit the homeless.
CRISTOFORI CF-882: MARTIN BERKOFSKY PLAYS LISZT, SAINT-SAENS, AND MORE...
Cristofori CF-882. A unique collection taped at Harvard University, the Hungarian Embassy in Washington, Iceland State Radio, London, Belgrade, etc. Benefit for the performing arts.
CRISTOFORI CF-883: MARTIN BERKOFSKY PLAYS RACHMANINOFF
Cristofori CF-883. Martin Berkofsky plays Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 4, Iceland Symphony, Palsson; Einar Johannesson, clarinet; Reykjavik Wind Quintet. Proceeds benefit the homeless.
CRISTOFORI CF-884: SERGEY PODOBEDOV LIVE AT UCLA
Cristofori CF-884. Electrifying Haydn, Prokofiev, Schumann, Lyadov, by Russian pianist Sergey Podobedov, from Martin Berkofsky Piano Master Classes. Proceeds benefit Piedmont Regional Orchestra.
CRISTOFORI CF-885: MARTIN BERKOFSKY PLAYS FRANZ LISZT
Cristofori CF-885. Profound Liszt performances benefit needy cancer patients.
THE ALAN HOVHANESS INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE, YEREVAN, ARMENIA
The world's most extensive collection of Alan Hovhaness research materials.
ALAN HOVHANESS REMEMBERED
Pianist Martin Berkofsky remembers Alan Hovhaness and his music.
ALAN HOVHANESS INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE
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