Berenika’s performances have taken her all over the world. She has appeared with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Asheville Symphony under Daniel Meyer, with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under Jukka Pekka Saraste, the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada under Erich Kunzel, the Penderecki Festival Orchestra under Heinrich Schiff, the Boston Civic Symphony under Max Hobart in Jordan Hall, the Santa Rosa Symphony under Bruno Ferrandis, the New Philharmonic Orchestra, the Oxford Philomusica, Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonietta Siam, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the RIC Symphony Orchestra, the Bialystock Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, Camerata New York, the Canadian Chamber Orchestra, the Christ Church Orchestra, the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, the Montage Civic Orchestra and the Aspen Sinfonia among others. She toured South America as a soloist with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas performing in the major concert halls of Brazil, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Costa Rica, and Argentina, including the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires for enthusiastic audiences. She also performed at Rockhotel Pianofest in New York and in the Allen Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center and at the Wigmore Hall, London and at the City of London Festival. Recently she toured Pacific Asia including Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and India.
Berenika is the recipient of the prestigious Leonard Bernstein Scholarship at Harvard, the Arthur W. Foote prize of the historic Harvard Musical Association which has hosted such artists as Ferruccio Busoni, the John Knowles Paine Fellowship and the Canada Council for the Arts Award. Berenika made a critically acclaimed live recording of the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 with Sinfonietta Cracovia under John Axelrod, distributed by Universal Music Group. Berenika was also the international spokesperson in all media for Casio Inc., Japan’s Privia – a new line of digital pianos. Berenika’s performances have been widely broadcast on television and radio, appearing on Bravo!, KUSP, XLNC1, the CBC, CityTV, NPR, YTV, MDR Germany, WCQS, and the BBC. She was a featured performer on New York radio station WQXR’s McGraw Hill Young Artist Showcase, hosted by Robert Sherman. She was also London station Classic FM’s “Hot Property” on Late Night Lisa – featuring the best young performers in classical music today. Berenika’s photograph taken by iconic photographer Douglas Kirkland was chosen for the cover of “The Portrait” published by the Brooks Institute Press. She has been dressed by American design house Halston.
Berenika was the Leonard Bernstein Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center giving performances at Tanglewood on Parade, the Festival of Contemporary Music, the Steinway Recital series and in collaboration with the Mark Morris Dance Group at Jacob’s Pillow. She was a New Horizon’s Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, and also attended the Verbier Festival, Switzerland and the International Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg.
She has had the honor of being presented to HM Queen Elizabeth II, performing in a gala concert at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, being introduced in the House of Commons, performing at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa and performing for the 40th anniversary of the Fulbright Commission. She also performed Philip Glass for Philip Glass honouring him at the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Awards, The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington, DC. Recently she was a featured artist at the Healthy Child Healthy World Gala in Beverly Hills whose audience included Steven Spielberg. Berenika was recently named as one of the Top 40 Professionals under age 40 by Orange County Metro Magazine.
Born a performer, Berenika started piano at age 3, by 5 she already won her first piano competition and at 9 she performed as soloist with the Sault Symphony Orchestra. Coming from a northern Canadian town, she moved to New York to attend the Juilliard School and Professional Children’s School at age 13. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in both Music and Government, from Christ Church, Oxford University and from the Royal Academy of Music in London.