Guelph Musicfest 2021


Season 15 — September 17 to November 19, 2021
Friday November 5, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Guelph Youth Music Centre Recital Hall
75 Cardigan Street, Guelph, ON
Reserved Seating is very limited. You can also enjoy online with DIGITAL MUSICFEST streamed live! HD video replay available for one week beginning Saturday November 6. Digital tickets are now available for FREE (or pay what you can afford).

Robert Silverman (piano)

J.S. BACH 24 PRELUDES & FUGUES Well-Tempered Clavier, book 1

In matters of ultimate concern, his playing is on the deepest of levels.
Le Devoir
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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 renowned conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, John Eliot Gardiner, and the late Kiril Kondrashin, he has appeared with orchestras worldwide, including the Chicago Symphony, the Sydney Symphony, the BBC (London) Symphony, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as every major orchestra in Canada.

Robert Silverman's comprehensive discography ranks among the largest of any Canadian pianist in history. His recent album of late Chopin works (on Isomike) was named the Best Recording of the Month by Stereophile Magazine in February of this year. 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. A more recent set of Beethoven sonatas, performed live, is available on-line, and an integral recording of the Mozart sonatas was released in 2010, again on the Isomike label.

In 2013, Silverman was appointed to the Order of Canada, an honour accorded 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 Isomike.

Silverman enjoys an enormous following on the internet, where a generous selection of his recordings can be heard. Many of his recordings are available for download on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and Audio High.
NOTE: Seating is available only to fully vaccinated patrons and accompanied children who are not eligible to be vaccinated. Tickets will be mailed in advance and will not be required for admission as your name will be on a reserved seat list. Your reserved seat will be assigned the week before the concert, following Public Health regulations, and the information emailed to you. Masks may be required.(Note: There is a coupon on the back of the ticket with a $10 food discount at The Wooly Pub, Park Grocery, Miijidaa Cafe or Borealis Guelph)

Guelph Musicfest 2021 is grateful for the amazing support of an Anonymous Donor

Guelph Musicfest is generously supported by the Neighbourhood Group

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Each ticket for concerts in the GYMC Recital Hall includes a $10 discount voucher for food at any of the above Neighbourhood Group pubs and restaurants. If you have purchased a ticket but are unable to attend the concert in person, you will still get a ”paper” ticket with the discount voucher on the back.

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