Cross-Ocean Friendship Prompts New Recording by Faye-Ellen Silverman


Faye-Ellen Silverman, part-time faculty member at Mannes College The New School for Music and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts has released a new recording entitled Transatlantic Tales.

This recording is a symbol of cross-ocean friendship between composer Silverman and guitarist Volkmar Zimmermann and includes two pieces commissioned by Zimmermann and his Corona Guitar Kvartet. Focusing on guitar, the album includes pieces that feature solo guitar, guitar quartet and works for voice with guitar.

Faye-Ellen Silverman studied at Barnard College, Harvard University and Columbia. She has received numerous commissions and awards, and recordings of her music appear on the Albany, Capstone, Crystal and New World record labels. Her collaborator, German-born guitarist Volkmar Zimmerman studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He has performed in Europe, Russia, the United States and Canada as a soloist and a member of the Corona Guitar Kvartet.