Efrem Briskin graduated from the St. Petersburg (Leningrad) State Conservatory, where he received his DMA with distinction. After completion of his studies, he became professor of piano at the Petrozavodsk branch of the St. Petersburg Conservatory. His concert calendar included solo and chamber recital tours of the former U.S.S.R. and solo appearances with orchestras as well as television and radio broadcasts throughout Eastern Europe and Russia. After emigrating to the U.S.A. in 1979, Mr. Briskin continued to pursue an active performing career. As a soloist and member of the Emelin Trio he has performed in the U.S.A., Canada, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Venezuela, and South Africa.
Mr. Briskin collaborated with such artists as Aaron Rosand, Vladimir Tretyakov, Mikhail Kopelman, Nathaniel Rosen, Albert Markov, Stanley Drucker, Julius Baker, and Oxana Yablonskaya, among others. At present Mr. Briskin serves on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music and the Music Conservatory of Westchester. He is an artistic director of the Summit Music Festival in Tarrytown, N.Y. and the director of the International Academy of Music in St.Petersburg, Russia and Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy.
Manhattan School of Music Associate since 2005.
Mr. Briskin has been a member of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2004.