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Laura Silverman

Laura Silverman

Adjunct Instructor of Piano

Department/Affiliation: Music
Phone: 330-263-4665
Office Address: 211 Scheide
Email

Degrees

  • Master of Music (Piano Performance), The Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Bachelor of Music (Piano Performance), The Cleveland Institute of Music

Courses Taught

  • MUSC 132: Piano
  • MUSC 232: Piano

Biography, Performance, and Research

Pianist Laura Silverman (appointed to College of Wooster in 2004) began her piano
studies at the age of 4 in Nashville, Tennessee and by the age of 15 made her debut
with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra playing Liszt Concerto in Eb Major under Thor
Johnson.

She went on for study at The Cleveland Institute of Music with Vitya Vronsky Babin. She
also studied with Paul Schenly and Grant Johannessen. Ms. Silverman received both
BM and MM degrees there. While at CIM, she twice won the concerto competition.
Her international awards include 4th place at The Casadesus International Piano
Competition (now The Cleveland International Piano Competition), prize winner at the
J.S. Bach International Competition and serving as a USIA cultural ambassador to
Brazil, Chile and Australia, giving performances and master classes.

In addition to being an adjunct faculty member of the College of Wooster Department of
Music, Ms. Silverman also coordinates the Collaborative Piano Studies at The
University of Akron. She is the accompanist for The Cleveland Orchestra programs
called "Rainbow Programs" for children and also serves as accompanist when needed
for guest artists for The Cleveland Orchestra. In this capacity she has worked with
Christoph von Dohnanyi, Pierre Boulez and Franz Welser-Möst.

Ms. Silverman's latest achievements are in China. For the past 2 years, she has given
concerts and master classes to college students at The Central Conservatory in Beijing
and East China Normal University in Shanghai among other cities. She has also visited
children's music schools there. She looks forward to returning again in 2015.