Polly Ferman on Women Entrepreneurs Radio

Polly Ferman

One of the leading interpreters of the music of the Americas, New York-based pianist Polly Ferman continues to captivate audiences with her outstanding performances of works by Gottschalk, Nazareth, Gershwin, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Piazzolla and many others. Her mastery of the literature prompted The Japan Times to recognize her as "a Musical Ambassador of the Americas."

She is also Music Director and pianist for Leading Ladies of Tango, the first all-female tango music and dance show. Polly Ferman’s has created, directs and performs as pianist, GlamourTango, a musical celebrating Women in Tango with an all female cast of musicians and dancers. www.glamourtango.com

Ms. Ferman's collaborations include duo performances with guitarist Eduardo Isaac and bandoneonist Daniel Binelli, and performances as guest artist in Binelli's quintet, Tango Metropolis and with the Orquestango project, with which she has toured extensively in Europe, Japan, Australia and the U.S.

Polly Ferman began her musical studies at the age of three in her native Uruguay, giving her first recital at seven and winning the Jeunesses Musicales Competition at the age of nine. She went on to attend the J.S. Bach Conservatory as a pupil of Santiago Baranda Reyes. Later she studied with Celia Bronstein in Buenos Aires and Eugene List and William Daghlian in New York City. Visit her online at www.pollyferman.net.

She is the founder and Artistic Director of New York-based PAMAR (Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc.- http://www.pamar.org), a nonprofit organization founded in 1984 in New York City, whose purpose is to promote better understanding among the various countries and cultures of the Americas. She is also the Producer and Director of the organization’s Latin American Cultural Week in New York, which features music, dance, literature, visual arts, theater and film of and by Latin American artists in more than two dozen of New York’s leading cultural institutions.


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