In a career spanning more than five decades, Robert Silverman has performed in concert halls
throughout North America, Europe, the Far East and Australia. Under the batons of such renowned
conductors as Seiji Ozawa, John Eliot Gardiner, Gerard Schwarz, Neeme Järvi, Sergiu Comissiona,
Zdenek Macal, and the late Kiril Kondrashin, he has appeared with orchestras on three continents,
including the Chicago Symphony, the Sydney Symphony, the BBC (London) Symphony, the St.
Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestras, and every major orchestra in Canada.
Robert Silverman's discography includes over 30 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 short-listed for a Juno Award. An integral
recording of all the Mozart Sonatas was released in 2010.
In 2013 Silverman was appointed to the Order of Canada, an honour accorded to about 150
Canadians annually. Earlier, Robert Silverman was the first winner of the Ontario Arts Council
Foundation Career Achievement Award for Keyboard Artistry.
Robert Silverman was a faculty member at the University of British Columbia for thirty years, served a
5-year term as Director of the School of Music in the 1990s, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of
Letters in 2004. A long-standing Steinway artist, he is frequently heard on the CBC and has recorded
for EMI, Stereophile, Marquis Classics, OrpheumMasters and CBC Records.
Silverman enjoys an enormous following on the internet, where the generous selection of his
recordings has been heard by well over 50,000 listeners. Many of his recordings are available for
download on iTunes, amazon, and cd baby.