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Robert Sherman


Robert Sherman

Broadcaster, writer, teacher and radio personality Robert Sherman has been with WQXR in New York City for over 60 years, where he is host and producer of “The McGraw Family’s Young Artists Showcase” since 1978 and for many years presided over the annual broadcasts of the Avery Fisher Career Grant presentations. His popular folk series, “Woody’s Children,” heard on New York’s public radio WFUV, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019. For more than 40 years he was a music critic and columnist for the New York Times and for nearly 20 years was on the faculty of the Juilliard School.

A sought-after commentator, lecturer and narrator, he has given seminars at Yale, the Eastman School, NYU and Oberlin, and has been a concert narrator for countless orchestras in the United States. He is co-author of The Smart Guide to Classical Music and two bestselling books with Victor Borge. With his brother, Alexander Sherman, he completed a pictorial history of their mother, the celebrated pianist Nadia Reisenberg, and is president of a foundation dedicated to the preservation of her legacy, and that of her sister, renowned Theremin virtuoso Clara Rockmore.