Mark Berger, viola, is highly active in the Boston freelance scene and has performed with many of Boston’s finest ensembles, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Esplanade, Emmanuel Music, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Opera Boston, and Boston Lyric Opera. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Berger has performed as a member of Music at Eden’s Edge, the Worcester Chamber Music Society, and as a guest artist with the Lydian String Quartet, Boston Musica Viva, and Radius Ensemble. Strongly devoted to the performance of new music, he appears regularly with many of Boston’s new music ensembles. As a composer, Mr. Berger’s works have been performed nationally and internationally by many leading contemporary ensembles. His compositions have received awards and recognition from the League of Composers/ISCM, ASCAP, and the Rapido! Composition Competition, and he has received grants from NEFA and the Brannen-Cooper Fund. Mr. Berger currently teaches courses at Boston College, UMass Lowell, and Middlesex Community College.