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Chopin the Radical: Steven Silverman at Cornelia St. Café
Friday June 29, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
An all-Chopin program illustrating how radically innovative this music not only was, but still is!
STEVEN SILVERMAN, a native of Washington D.C., has performed extensively as a pianist and harpsichordist in solo, chamber, and concerto appearances throughout the United States and at the prestigious Salle Cortot in Paris, France. The New York Times called Mr. Silverman’s New York solo piano debut “a splendid affair…his playing had dimension, atmosphere, energy and discipline — wedded to a sense of rhythm that would not quit.” Bernard Holland, reviewing Mr. Silverman’s 1988 New York recital in the Times, said that “it took only a few bars to hear that he is a sound and thoughtful musician, and his recital Saturday gave pleasure.” The Washington Post commented that “his playing was blessed by warmth, intelligence, and unshakable ability to capture the essence of the music.” The Alexandria Gazette remarked that “Steven Silverman’s offering was all that a piano recital can be: an absorbing program executed with technical perfection and individual style.” Mr. Silverman performs not only the standard piano literature, but also memorable but less-performed works including both of Charles Ives’ Piano Sonatas, Elliott Carter’s Piano Sonata, the De Fall harpsichord concerto, and the complete Goyescas of Granados. Mr. Silverman holds the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan. His teachers include Eugene Bossart, Charles Crowder, Benning Dexter, Ann Schein, and the great pianist Andrejz Wasowski.