Marc Silverman

“Exceptional authority and impeccable taste” was the description in the New York Times for the playing of pianist Marc Silverman. His “richly colored sonorities” and “thrilling surges of power” have prompted critics to compare him to the legendary Josef Hofmann. Dr. Silverman has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician, performing televised concerts, conducting master classes, and presenting lecture-demonstrations on the tradition of romantic pianism and interpretation. Marc Silverman is a founding member of the Carnegie Trio. In addition to their international touring and summer festival residences, they have recorded many works from the standard repertory. As a soloist, Dr. Silverman has recorded 20th-century works in RCA’s iconic Studio A for international release. An award winner of the Kapell International Competition, the Gina Bachauer International Competition and the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, Dr. Silverman is frequently quoted in publications including Chamber Music America, Piano and Keyboard Magazine, the New York Times and the Washington Post. In 1999, he was named International Consultant to the Nanyang Academy, Singapore’s flagship arts institution. The Australian government engaged Dr. Silverman in 2003 and 2007 to serve as Visiting Artist at the Australian National Academy of Music, the country’s premier institution for the training of classical musicians. In 2009, he was awarded the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service by the Manhattan School of Music, the highest award bestowed by the school. Dr. Silverman has been Chairman of the Piano Department at Manhattan School of Music since 1989 and has coordinated piano chamber music at the school since 1985.

Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2003.