Lazar Berman was born 1930 in Leningrad. Study at the Tschaikowsky Conservatory in Moscow with Alexander Goldenweiser. Concerts in the most important international music centers, for example in the concert series in Carnegie Hall in New York. Collaboration with the greatest conductors such as Abbado, Bernstein, karajan and orchestras like London Symphony, New York Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic. Since 2976 ofer 30 records for great labels such as CBS, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI and Melodia, among them the legendary recording of Tschaikowsky's 1st Piano Concerto under karajan in 1976. In 1977 Berman's recording of Liszt's Transcendental Etudes received the Budapest Franz Liszt Prize. Until his death in 2005, Lazar Berman taught as pedagog among others at the Music University Weimar and at the legendary Accademia Pianistica in Imola, Italy.