NYU, American Symphony Orchestra
Cyrus Beroukhim’s diverse musical activities are a reflection of his passionate interest in different genres of music. Of Persian descent, Dr. Beroukhim regularly premieres works by Iranian composers, and was personally invited by Queen Farah to perform at her son’s memorial, broadcast to millions of viewers worldwide. 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 continually pushes the envelope of classical music in a rapidly changing world.
Dr. Beroukhim pursued his undergraduate degree at the Oberlin Conservatory and went on to receive his master and doctorate degrees from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Cho-Liang Lin. 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 in music festivals worldwide, tackling and eliminating the most daunting of technical problems.