January 31, 2018
Coffee 10am | Conversation 10:30am
Vancouver Academy of Music
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"The audience discovered the presence of pianistic genius. No other word serves to describe Silverman's vision, the power of his technique [and his] Horowitz-like sonority."
In a career spanning more than five decades, pianist Robert Silverman has performed in concert halls throughout North America, Europe, the Far East and Australia. Under the batons of renowned conductors, 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. Silverman's lengthy discography includes a recording of Liszt's piano music which received a Grand Prix du Disque from the Liszt Society of Budapest, and his ten-CD recording of all thirty-two Beethoven sonatas was short-listed for a Juno Award.
An Order of Canada recipient, 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, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters in 2004.