Polly Ferman

Pianist / Music Director / Educator

Aleading interpreter of the music of the Americas, pianist Polly Ferman captivates audiences with outstanding performances of works by Latin American composers.  Recognized by The Japan Times as “ Musical Ambassador of the Americas.”

Ferman’s numerous recordings include: “Ernesto Lecuona Danzas Cubanas”, “Habaneras, Milongas, Tangos”, Música para piano de Ariel Ramírez”, Argentine Piano Music”, “Ariel Ramirez, La Ultima Palabra”, “Waltzes of the Americas”, “Piano Music by Ernesto Nazareth”, “Imágenes”, “Orquestango I”, “Orquestango II”, “New Tango Vision”, “Tango Reunion, recorded live in Poland”. “Tango Fado”, “Tango Ahora”, “GlamourTango”, “Homage to Tango, The Music of Daniel Binelli” “Loving, The Tango of Astor Piazzolla”, “Tango Metropolis”, “Sax&Tango” and Tango in the Night with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong.

Ferman’s tours as a soloist have included performances with prestigious orchestras around the world, including the San Francisco, Sacramento, Indianapolis, Tokyo, Philippines, Jarkov and Argentine National Symphonies, among others, as well as recitals stages such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Tokyo’s Takemitsu Hall, London’s St. Martin in the Fields, Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colón, Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts, Shanghai Oriental Art Centre and Bogota’s Teatro Mayor.

Ferman created, directs and performs as pianist, under GlamourTango “A Celebration of Women in Tango” and “Aires de Mujer”, the Musical, a unique all female international multimedia music and dance show, including all women composers. The ultimate homage Women’s Empowerment.

A cultural entrepreneur, Ferman is the founder and artistic director of Pan American Musical Art Research, a 501(c) (3) organization she founded in 1984 to promote awareness of and appreciation for the cultures of Latin America. www.pamar.org | www.lacw.net

“Polly Ferman at St. Martins-in the-Fields, her performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a really splendid account of this ageless piece, brought a deserved ovation from the gratifyingly large audience” MUSICAL OPINION, LONDON, CONCERTS REVIEW’