Fred Sherry


Cellist Fred Sherry has performed on five continents and in all fifty United States, including performances as a soloist with the San Francisco and New World symphonies, the Municipal Orchestra of Buenos Aires, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Ballet, and Tanglewood Music Center. He has premiered solo and chamber works by Milton Babbitt, Derek Bermel, Jason Eckardt, Lukas Foss, Oliver Knussen, Peter Lieberson, Donald Martino, and Toru Takemitsu, among others; and has collaborated closely with jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea.

Mr. Sherry has participated in the Aldeburgh, Mostly Mozart, Pablo Casals, Ravinia, and Spoleto festivals; as well as Chamber Music Northwest, OK Mozart, Tanglewood, and Toru Takemitsu's Music Today. He has appeared on recordings for RCA, Columbia, Vanguard, CRI, Delos, Naxos, and other labels. His book 25 Bach Duets from the Cantatas was published by Boosey and Hawkes in 2011, and his treatise on contemporary string playing, A Grand Tour of Cello Technique, was published by C.F. Peters in 2018.

Mr. Sherry was a founding member of TASHI and Speculum Musicae; artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; and a member of the Group for Contemporary Music, Berio's Juilliard Ensemble, and the Galimir String Quartet. He directs the Contemporary Performance Institute at the Composers Conference, and is on the cello faculties of the Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music, and Manhattan School of Music.