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Fred Sherry -
Teacher Fred Sherry

United States

New York

Cellist type:

Performing fields:
solo, chamber

Leonard Rose
Philip Hirschi
In Hwa Lee
Robert Mayes
Rubin Kodheli
Sascha Groschang
Jun Jensen
Joanne Lin
Adrian Fung

A pioneer and a visionary in the music world, cellist Fred Sherry has introduced audiences on five continents to the music of our time through his close association with such eminent composers as Babbitt, Berio, Carter, Davidovsky, Foss, Knussen, Lieberson, Mackey, Takemitsu and Wuorinen. Mario Davidovsky, Steven Mackey, Somei Satoh and Charles Wuorinen have written concertos for Mr. Sherry which he has performed with orchestras including the San Francisco Symphony, Municipal Orchestra of Buenos Aires, the American Composers Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the New York City Ballet. Mr. Sherry gave the European premiere of the Elliott Carter cello concerto with Oliver Knussen and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the 2002 Aldeburgh Festival.
He has been an active performer with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since the 1970's, an Artist Member since 1984 and was the Artistic Director from 1988 to 1992.

Mr. Sherry created the series “Bach Cantata Sundays” at St. Ann’s Church and conceived and directed the acclaimed “Arnold Schoenberg: Conservative Radical” series at Merkin Concert Hall. He is the creator and director of “A Great Day in New York,” the groundbreaking festival featuring 52 living composers presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Merkin Concert Hall in January and February 2001.

Fred Sherry is a member of the cello and chamber music faculty of the Juilliard School and is a guest teacher at the Britten-Pears School Contemporary Music Course. He is currently writing a treatise on contemporary string playing.

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This cellist was posted by Karel and last edited on 24 August 2004 at 6:26:05 PM.