Sherry, Fred (Richard)

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Sherry, Fred (Richard)

Sherry, Fred (Richard), American cellist and conductor; b. Montrose, N.Y., Oct. 27, 1948. He studied cello with Leonard Rose and Channing Roberts, and chamber music with Felix Galimir at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. (1965–69). In 1968 he won the Young Concert Artist competition, which led to his solo debut at N.Y.’s Carnegie Recital Hall in 1969. With Richard Fritz, he organized the new-music group Speculum Musicae in 1971, remaining with it until 1978; was also a founding member of the chamber group Tashi in 1973. In 1989 he became artistic director of the Chamber Music Soc. of Lincoln Center in N.Y., which position he resigned in 1991.

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