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Martin Bernstein, a student of Nina Stern and a native of Brooklyn, New
York, is the winner of Piffaro’s 2013 National Recorder Competition, where he
impressed the judges with his “fine-tuned musicality and the technical ability to
show [the audience] what he found compelling in the music.” Bernstein began
studying recorder at the age of five with Charles Sibirsky and is furthering his
recorder training by attending workshops and master classes with international
soloists such as Marion Verbruggen, Gwyn Roberts, Saskia Coolen, Daphna
Mor, John Tyson, Reine-Marie Verhagen, and Piffaro’s Joan Kimball. He
attended Amherst Early Music’s Memorial Day workshop with Han Tol, and the
Virtuoso Recorder Program at Amherst’s summer festival. He performed on the
American Recorder Society’s Next Generation Concert at the Boston Early
Music Festival and the next day played for Paul Leenhout’s master class, one
of only four chosen for that honor. Several years ago he founded a chamber
music group at his high school to expose students to early music and
encourage its performance.
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