Paul Berkowitz

Keyboard Program

Office Location

Music Building 0305


Chamber Music
Area Head, Keyboard Program


Paul Berkowitz has an outstanding international performance career, having toured with great success in the U.S., Canada and Europe. A student of Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute of Music, Professor Berkowitz' recent performances and recordings have focused on the piano music of Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms. A recording artist for Meridian Records, his discography includes a seven-volume CD set of the complete Schubert Piano Sonatas, as well as Schumann's Kreisleriana, which was selected by the BBC Record Review as the best of all available recordings of the work. In 1993, Mr. Berkowitz joined the music faculty at UCSB, having been Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School of Music in London since 1975.

His students have won prizes in many important competitions, including the Charles Heenen International Chamber Music Competition (the Netherlands), the BBC Young Musician of the Year, and the Young Concert Artist Auditions. Mr. Berkowitz has recorded the complete Piano Sonatas of Schubert for Meridian Records to worldwide acclaim, winning accolades for "Records of the Year" in the Sunday Times of London and the Los Angeles Times, as well as CDs of Schumann and Brahms.