Adjunct Instructor / Guitar
In addition, he has been asked to adjudicate competitions for the Music Teachers National Association and the Guitar Foundation of America. He has been on the faculty of Florida International University, Barry University, Miami Dade and Broward Colleges, and the New England Music Camp in Maine during the summers. Together with his wife Yasmin he has toured throughout the world with performances in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and a five city tour of South Korea. They have also performed on television, radio, and premiered many new works for the guitar, including the Concerto in D Minor by Francis Kleynjans, dedicated to the duo. They have also been recognized and recommended by the National Endowment for the Arts and have received numerous grants and awards. (www.twoguitars.com)
As a teacher, his students have studied and graduated from many of the finest music schools, including Indiana University, Florida State University, the University of Miami, Boston Conservatory, Barcelona Conservatory in Barcelona, Spain, the Franz Liszt Hochschule fur Musik in Weimar, Germany and the University of Arizona to name a few.
Lou currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina and is currently on the faculty of Brevard College in Brevard North Carolina and has private studios in Asheville and Brevard N.C.
M.M., University of Arizona
A.A., Miami-Dade Community College - B.F.A.M., Florida International University
Performances: international tours, performances on television and radio, and several premieres of new works for guitar including the Concerto in D Minor by Francis Kleynjans; received NEA endorsement with wife (guitarist Yasemin Berkson) to represent the USat embassies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea.
Teaching: taught guitar at Florida International University, Barry University, Miami-Dade Community College, Broward College, and the New England Music Camp (Maine); invited to adjudicate guitar auditons for the Music Teachers National Association, the Norman Sholin Guitar Competition, and the Guitar Foundation of America.