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Stanley Silverman is an award-winning American composer, who has enjoyed several decades in both the classical and popular music worlds, as well as in theater and film.He has collaborated with well-known pop artists and musicians, such as James Taylor, Paul Simon, Elton John, and the British rock band Procul Harum. His classical compositions have been performed by Pierre Boulez and the New York Philharmonic, Richard Stolzman, Michael Tilson Thomas, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Twice commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and a receiver of two Guggenheim Fellowships, Stanley Silverman is also the winner of several grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.Silverman's compositions have been featured at international festivals such as the Autumn Festivals of Paris and Madrid, the Stratford Festival of Canada, the RSC, the Royal Exchange, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, and the Delphi Festival of Greece.In 2004, Stanley Silverman was honored by the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education, where he served as a founding board member for over three decades.