Fred Sherry*, cello
Cellist Fred Sherry has introduced audiences on five continents and all fifty United States to the music of our time through his close association with such composers as Babbitt, Berio, Carter, Davidovsky, Foss, Knussen, Lieberson, Mackey, Takemitsu, Wuorinen and Zorn. He created and directed A Great Day in New York, the groundbreaking festival featuring the music of 52 living composers in a collaboration between the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Merkin Concert Hall in 2001. He has been a member of the Group for Contemporary Music, Berio’s Juilliard Ensemble, the Galimir String Quartet and a close collaborator with jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea. Mr. Sherry was a founding member of Speculum Musicae and Tashi and has been an Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1984 and was its artistic director from 1989 to 1993. He is on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Juilliard School. In his extensive recording career, he has been soloist and “sideman” on hundreds of commercial and esoteric recordings; his longstanding collaboration with Robert Craft has produced recordings of major works by Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and Webern.