Professor Robert Silverman
School of Music
Professor Silverman has performed with prominent international orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, the Sydney Symphony, the BBC (London) Symphony, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestras, and every major orchestra in Canada. His discography includes 25 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 nominated for a Juno Award. In 1998 Professor Silverman was named the first winner of the Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award for Keyboard Artistry, administered by the Ontario Arts Council Foundation, in recognition of "his high level of artistry, his moving interpretations of a wide range of music ... and his commitment and contribution to music in Canada." He served as Director of UBC's School of Music in the 1990s, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters in 2004. He is frequently heard on the CBC network and records for EMI, Stereophile, OrpheumMasters, CBC Records and Marquis Classics.
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