Project Description

Marc Silverman

Acclaimed by The New York Times for his “exceptional authority and impeccable taste,” pianist Marc Silverman has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician.

His “richly colored sonorities” and “thrilling surges of power” have prompted critics to compare him to the legendary Josef Hofmann. Among his appearances were six recitals at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, and seven performances in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. He has toured China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the Czech Republic, performing televised concerts and conducting master classes for piano soloists and chamber musicians, as well as presenting lecture-demonstrations on the traditions and techniques of Romantic interpretation.

Dr. Silverman has been Chairman of the Piano Department at the Manhattan School of Music since 1989 and has coordinated piano chamber music at the school since 1985. He has taught students from more than 30 countries and from every continent, and his students have been the recipients of an exceptional number of international awards and honors.

Marc Silverman is a founding member of the Carnegie Trio. In addition to their international touring and residencies at summer festivals, they recorded works by Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel, and Copland. As a soloist, Dr. Silverman has recorded twentieth-century works in RCA’s Studio A for international release. Other recordings include Dvorak’s Piano Quintet, Rachmaninoff’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, Enescu’s Piano Quartet in D Major, and the Trio for Flute, Viola, and Piano by Maurice Duruflé.  

Dr. Silverman is an award winner of the Kapell International Competition, the Gina Bachauer Competition, and the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition. He is frequently quoted in publications, including Chamber Music America, Piano and Keyboard Magazine, The New York Times, and the Korean monthly Eumag-Choonchu.

Over the past decades, Dr. Silverman has made numerous tours throughout Asia and Europe, performing as both soloist and chamber musician, conducting master classes, and serving as a judge for international competitions. In 2000, he was named International Consultant to the Nanyang Academy, Singapore’s flagship arts institution. In the summers of 2004 and 2007, Dr. Silverman traveled to Melbourne to serve as a Visiting Artist at the Australian National Academy of Music’s Advanced Performance Program. In November 2008, Dr. Silverman was the subject of an extensive article in Korea’s leading keyboard magazine The Piano, which traced the trajectory of his career as well as articulating his thoughts on the relationship between technique and musicianship. 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. In 2010, he was invited to the Czech Republic to perform a series of chamber music concerts with some of the country’s most notable string musicians.  

Dr. Silverman has made many trips to China during the last four years, conducting lecture-recitals and master classes throughout the country and appearing as a soloist in the National Center for the Performing Arts and the Beijing Concert Hall. In August 2016, he served on the faculty of the Silk Road Festival in Lanzhou. In October of that year, he was a featured artist at the Middle School affiliated with the Shanghai Conservatory. In February 2017, he was invited by the Central Conservatory in Beijing to serve as an international judge for their entrance auditions and in the summer of 2018, he was a member of the international faculty at the Shanghai Piano Festival.