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Berl Senofsky
°1926 - †2002
United States of America
violin
Biography
Berl Senofsky was accepted by the Juilliard School in 1931, at the age of six. There he studied with Louis Persinger and later with Ivan Galamian. Invited to the celebrated Malboro Festival and then to be second concert master of the Cleveland Orchestra, it was in 1955 that he won the Grand Prize of the Queen Elisabeth Competition.

From 1965 until his retirement, Berl Senofsky was on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore as principal professor of violin. He was principal of string classes from 1965 to 1977. That same year, he founded the American Artists International Foundation, an institution that has been able to aid Peter Zazofsky and Irina Tseitlin, among others.

To his international career as soloist, Berl Senofsky adds an extensive discography on Philips, Epic, RCA and Deutsche Grammophon.
Activities
ActivityFunction
Final violin 1997Member of the jury
Master classes 29/05/1997: Anna Chumachenco/Ida Haendel/Mihaela Martin/Tibor VargaMember of the jury
Master classes 28/05/1997: Anna Chumachenco/Ida Haendel/Mihaela Martin/Tibor VargaMember of the jury
Semi-final violin 1997Member of the jury
First round violin 1997Member of the jury
VIOLIN 1997Member of the jury
Final violin 1993Member of the jury
Master classes violin 1993Teacher
Semi-final violin 1993Member of the jury
First round violin 1993Member of the jury
VIOLIN 1993Member of the jury
Final violin 1989Member of the jury
Master classes 23/05/1989: Pierre Amoyal/Yfrah Neaman/Berl Senofsky/Peter ZazofskyMember of the jury
Master classes 22/05/1989: Pierre Amoyal/Yfrah Neaman/Berl Senofsky/Peter ZazofskyMember of the jury
Semi-final violin 1989Member of the jury
First round violin 1989Member of the jury
VIOLIN 1989Member of the jury
Final violin 1985Member of the jury
Gala concert violin 1985 - European year of MusicSoloist
Semi-final violin 1985Member of the jury
First round violin 1985Member of the jury
VIOLIN 1985Member of the jury
Final violin 1980Member of the jury
Semi-final violin 1980Member of the jury
First round violin 1980Member of the jury
VIOLIN 1980Member of the jury
VIOLIN 1976Member of the jury
Gala concert 1955: Berl SenofskySoloist
Concert in aid of Fonds Musical Reine Elisabeth violin 1955Soloist
Recital 1st laureate violin 1955 : Berl SenofskySoloist
Laureates' concert 1955: Berl SenofskySoloist
Final 1955: Berl SenofskySoloist
VIOLIN 1955First prize - Queen Elisabeth International Grand Prize
Audio
Final 1955: Berl Senofsky
Johannes Brahms : Allegro non troppo (Concerto in D major op. 77) (ONB, Franz André)
Final 1955: Berl Senofsky
Claude Debussy : Sonata in G minor
Recital 1st prize 1955: Berl Senofsky
Antonio Vivaldi : Sonate en ré majeur pour violon et piano (1-2-3) (Piano : Claude Frank)
Recital 1st prize 1955: Berl Senofsky
Claude Debussy : Allegro vivo (Sonata in G minor) (Piano : Claude Frank)
Recital 1st prize 1955: Berl Senofsky
Franz Schubert : Allegro molto (Sonatine n. 1 in D major D 384) (Piano : Claude Frank)
Laureates' concert 1955: Berl Senofsky
Johannes Brahms : Allegro giocoso, non troppo vivace (Concerto in D major op. 77) (ONB, Franz André)
Gala concert 1955: Berl Senofsky
Sergey Prokofiev : Scherzo: vivacissimo (Concerto n. 1 in D major op. 19)
Recital 1st prize 1955: Berl Senofsky
Johannes Brahms : Allegro alla breve (Sonata n. 3 in D minor op. 108)
Recital 1st prize 1955: Berl Senofsky
Johannes Brahms : Adagio (Sonata n. 3 in D minor op. 108)
Recital 1st prize 1955: Berl Senofsky
Johannes Brahms : Presto agitato (Sonata n. 3 in D minor op. 108)
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