Russell Sherman, piano
Russell Sherman will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. Sherman will also give a master class for Williams College piano students on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 12 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. These free events are open to the public.
This musical icon and acclaimed soloist treats the audience to Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes.
A native New Yorker, Sherman studied piano with Eduard Steuermann and composition with Erich Itor Kahn. He made his debut at Town Hall at age 15. He has been acclaimed as a soloist with many major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has presented recitals throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, the Far East, and the former Soviet Union. His book of short essays on piano playing and allied activities, Piano Pieces, is published by Farrar Straus Giroux.
“By training and by personal good fortune the piano is my weapon, that all-purpose instrument capable of reproducing the patterns and colors of exotic rugs, rugged mountains, and mounted butterflies. Never was a man happier with this accident and metaphor of life that fell into his hands.” –Russell Sherman, Piano Pieces