Cellist Fred Sherry has introduced audiences on five continents and all fifty American states to the music of our time through his close association with such composers as Babbitt, Berio, Carter, Davidovsky, Foss, Knussen, Lieberson, Mackey, Takemitsu, Wuorinen and Zorn. He has been 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 was a founding member of Speculum Musicae and Tashi. He is on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music, the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School. In his extensive recording career, he has been soloist and “sideman” on hundreds of commercial and esoteric recordings; his longstanding collaboration with Robert Craft has produced recordings of major works by Schoenberg, Stravinsky and Webern. In 2001, in collaboration with the Chamber Music Society and Merkin Concert Hall, he created and directed A Great Day in New York, a groundbreaking festival featuring the music of fifty-two living composers. Fred Sherry has been a performer with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1984 and was its Artistic Director from 1989 to 1992.