Music Associate Professor of String Studies
Violinist Cyrus Beroukhim’s luxurious sound and innate eloquence consistently draw in audiences around the world. Equally adept as recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist, his performances of Bach and Vivaldi Concerti with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields were heralded as “flawless and sensitive” by the Zeitung im Espace Mittelland (Switzerland). In 2007, he founded the Zukofsky Quartet and immediately tackled the most challenging music of today’s living and recently deceased composers. The quartet’s performances of the complete Milton Babbitt cycle were praised as “supple and polished” (The New York Times) and “making the daunting and very difficult, beautiful” (Chicago Tribune). As a member of Classical Jam, an ensemble that explores the music of different cultures through original compositions and improvisation, he continuously pushes the envelope of classical music in a rapidly changing world. Cyrus Beroukhim attended Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School, receiving his doctorate in 2007. He joined the faculty of SUNY Fredonia in 2010 and has taught extensively at Columbia University. Helping to develop an accelerated method for overcoming habits, Dr. Beroukhim has worked with countless instrumentalists, tackling and eliminating the most daunting technical problems.