Robert Silverman was born in Montreal and his comprehensive discography ranks among the largest of any Canadian pianist in history. His recent album of late Chopin works (on Isomike) was named the Best Recording of the Month by Stereophile Magazine (February 2018). His recording of Liszt’s piano music received a Grand Prix du Disque from the Liszt Society of Budapest, while his widely-acclaimed 10-CD recording of the thirty-two Beethoven sonatas was short-listed for a Juno Award.
He was a faculty member at the University of British Columbia for thirty years. He served a 5-year term as Director of the School of Music in the 1990s, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters in 2004.