Fred Sherry has introduced audiences on five continents and all fifty United States to the music of our time for over five decades.
Elliott Carter, Mario Davidovsky, Steve Mackey, David Rakowski, Somei Satoh, Charles Wuorinen and John Zorn have written concertos for Sherry which he has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Municipal Orchestra of Buenos Aires, BBC Symphony Orchestra, New York City Ballet, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, New World Symphony, and RAI Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale. He has premiered solo and chamber works dedicated to him by Milton Babbitt, Derek Bermel, Jason Eckardt, Lukas Foss, Oliver Knussen, Peter Lieberson, Donald Martino and Toru Takemitsu among others, and has appeared at Festivals including Aldeburgh, Casals, Tanglewood, Spoleto, Toru Takemitsu’s Music Today, Chamber Music Northwest, OK Mozart, Ravinia, and Mostly Mozart.
Mr. Sherry was a founding member of TASHI and Speculum Musicae, Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, a member of the Group for Contemporary Music, Berio’s Juilliard Ensemble and the Galimir String Quartet, and a close collaborator with jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea.
He has recorded on RCA, Columbia, Vanguard, CRI, Albany, Bridge, ECM, New World, Arabesque, Delos, Vox, Koch and Naxos. The Fred Sherry String Quartet recordings of the Schoenberg String Quartet Concerto and the String Quartets Nos. 3 and 4 were both nominated for a Grammy.
His book 25 Bach Duets from the Cantatas was published by Boosey & Hawkes in 2011.
He is a member of the cello faculty of the Juilliard School, the Mannes College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music.