Judith Berkson is a New York based soprano, pianist and composer who also performs as Liederkreis.
She has played at the BrucknerTage, Museo Picasso Malaga, Le Poisson Rouge, Leipzig Kaufhaus Joske and the American Festival of Microtonal Music, premiering pieces as both a singer and pianist. She has been collaborating with Kronos Quartet on re-workings of Schubert lieder for string quartet, voice, wurlitzer and organ and is currently working with Darmstadt Institute and Theater of a Two-Headed Calf on opera premiers.
Her latest recording 'Oylam' (ECM) uses voice and keyboards in a similar way to her live shows where originals, Schubert lieder, standards and liturgical music share the same recital. "Swing and chilly silences, a beautiful Satie-like piece in two different versions, to open and close the record. I can’t get enough of it" (Ben Ratliff; New York Times)
Judith studied voice at New England Conservatory with Lucy Shelton, composition with Joe Maneri and piano with Judith Marinelli Godfrey and Viola Haas. In addition to performing new music and art song she is also a cantor.