“Exceptional authority and impeccable taste” The New York Times.
Dr. Marc Silverman has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra and chamber musician. Among his appearances were six recitals at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. and seven performances in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. In 2010 he was invited to theCzech Republic to perform a series of chamber music concerts with some of the country’s most notable string musicians. In 2011 He made his first trip to Beijing under the auspices of the Beijing Concert Hall and in the summer of 2012 he participated in a Shanghai-based festival co-sponsored by Steinway & Sons and the Chinese government. He has toured Asia and the Czech Republic performing televised concerts, conducting master classes for piano soloists and chamber musicians, as well as presenting lecture-demonstrations on the traditions and techniques of romantic interpretation.
His “richly colored sonorities” and “thrilling surges of power” have prompted critics to compare him to the legendary Josef Hofmann. He is an award winner of the Kapell International Competition, the Gina Bachauer Competition and the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition.
Marc Silverman is a founding member of the Carnegie Trio. In addition to their international touring and residencies at summer festivals, they have 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 Durufle. He is frequently quoted in publications including Chamber Music America, Piano and Keyboard Magazine, The New York Times, and the Korean monthly, Eumag-Choonchu.
In 2000, Dr. Silverman 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, he was the subject of an extensive article in Korea’s leading keyboard magazine “The Piano.”
In 2009 Dr. Silverman was awarded the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service by the Manhattan School of Music where he has been Chairman of the Piano Department since 1989 and has coordinated piano chamber music since 1985. He has taught students from over thirty countries and from every continent, and his students have been the recipients of an exceptional number of international awards and honors.