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Michael Ward-Bergeman

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Michael Ward-Bergeman is a passionate performer, songwriter and composer.

Ward-Bergeman’s work has been featured in compositions by the composer Osvaldo Golijov, including 2004’s Grammy-nominated Ayre. Recent highlights include performances with the cellist Yo-Yo Ma and working with Golijov and Francis Ford Coppola on the soundtrack to the recent movie, Youth Without Youth. In April 2007, Ward-Bergeman premiered his composition Three Roads at Carnegie Hall. He has recently been awarded the first commission ever given by the TerezĂ­n Chamber Music Foundation for a work to be written for the soprano Dawn Upshaw in 2008.

He has brought his music-making to many venues around the globe, from local pubs to the Sydney Opera House. He has performed on numerous recordings, on television and on several major motion picture soundtracks. Ward-Bergeman is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

Michael Ward-Bergeman

photo Harry Kalish