San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Sharon Mann, D.M., is a Professor of Piano at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. A respected soloist and ensemblist, Dr. Mann is widely acclaimed for her penetrating interpretations of Bach’s keyboard music. Her recording of the Six Partitas has recently been re-released by Cappella Records. She is also an inspiring teacher and lecturer, presenting master classes widely in this country and abroad.
Dr. Mann has served on the faculties of the Itzhak Perlman Music Program, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the California Summer Music Festival, St. Olof College, and Mills College. Appointed by the Governor of Ohio, she served as Artistic Director of a concert series held at the Governor’s Mansion. She also co-produced Sommermusikwochen, an annual summer festival in Switzerland.
An avid collaborator, Sharon Mann holds this country’s first doctorate in piano/chamber music and has performed with such artists as Alain Marion, Michael Grebanier, Elaine Skorodin-Fuhrmann, and the Cavani String Quartet. Dr. Mann holds degrees from The Juilliard School, Stanford University, and Northwestern University. She received her early training with Rudolph Ganz and Isador Buchhalter of Chicago, and later at the Eastman School, The Juilliard School, Northwestern and Stanford University.
Dr. Mann taught in Birklehof, Germany in 2009 and performed and gave master classes at several conservatories in China in 2010. Her recent master classes were in Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Utah, California, Greece and China. In summer 2012, Mann taught at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and she joined the faculty of Siena Piano Festival in Siena, Italy, 2013.