Premieres: Monday August 3rd at 4pm
Order of Canada pianist Robert Silverman is revered for his extraordinary musical artistry. Recognized as one of Canada’s premiere pianists, Silverman has reached a level of musical and technical authority that can only be accomplished after years of deep commitment to the instrument and its vast literature. He delivers a polished technique, an extraordinary tonal palette, and probing interpretations of the most complex works in the repertoire. Robert Silverman has put together a series of some of his favourite performances.
Chopin: Polonaise in Ab, Op. 53
Beethoven: Sonata in Ab, Op. 26, Scherzo
Liszt: Petrarch Sonnet 123
Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3, 1st movt.
About Robert Silverman
In a career spanning more than five decades, Robert Silverman has performed in concert halls
throughout North America, Europe, the Far East and Australia. Under the batons of such renowned conductors as Seiji Ozawa, John Eliot Gardiner, Gerard Schwarz, Neeme Järvi, Sergiu Comissiona, Zdenek Macal, and the late Kiril Kondrashin, he has appeared with orchestras on three continents, including the Chicago Symphony, the Sydney Symphony, the BBC (London) Symphony, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestras, and every major orchestra in Canada.
Robert Silverman’s discography includes over 30 CDs and a dozen LPs. His recording of Liszt’s piano music received a Grand Prix du Disque from the Liszt Society of Budapest, while his widely- acclaimed 10-CD recording of all thirty-two Beethoven sonatas was short-listed for a Juno Award. An integral recording of all the Mozart Sonatas was released in 2010.
In 2013 Silverman was appointed to the Order of Canada, an honour accorded to about 150
Canadians annually. Earlier, Robert Silverman was the first winner of the Ontario Arts Council
Foundation Career Achievement Award for Keyboard Artistry.
Robert Silverman was a faculty member at the University of British Columbia for thirty years, served a 5-year term as Director of the School of Music in the 1990s, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters in 2004. A long-standing Steinway artist, he is frequently heard on the CBC and has recorded for EMI, Stereophile, Marquis Classics, OrpheumMasters and CBC Records.