Violinist Aaron Berofsky has toured extensively throughout the United States and abroad, performing as soloist with orchestras in the United States, Germany, Italy, Spain and Canada. He 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. He has further appeared in such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Corcoran Gallery, Het Doelen, L’Octogone, the Teatro San Jose and the Museo de Bellas Artes.
Mr. Berofsky has been featured on NPR’s Performance Today and on the CBC. His recordings can be found on the Sony, Naxos, New Albion, ECM, Audio Ideas, Blue Griffin and Chesky labels. His recording of the complete chamber music of Franz Xavier Mozart with pianist Christopher Harding was released in 2013 on Equilibrium.
Mr. Berofsky was the first violinist of the Chester String Quartet for fifteen years. Acclaimed by the Boston Globe as “one of the country’s best young string quartets”, the Chester’s tours took them throughout the Americas and Europe while completing ambitious undertakings, notably the complete quartet cycles of Beethoven and Dvorak, and numerous recordings by such composers as Mozart, Haydn, Barber, Porter, Piston, Kernis and Tenenbom.
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 fur 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 at festivals and schools throughout the world, including Seoul National University, Ewha Women’s University, Seoul Arts High School, 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.