Dr. Robert Sharon began piano lessons at the age of five; gave his first recital at the age of seven; was an honor graduate of The High School of Music and Art; was a scholarship student for his entire course of study at The Juilliard School, where he was awarded his B.S. and M.S. degrees; was a Special Music Scholarship student at Dartmouth and Hunter Colleges and received his Ph.D. in Performance from New York University and The Manhattan School of Music. He has studied under such world-famous pianists as Mitchell Andrews, Jane Carlson, Mieczyslaw Munz and Artur Balsam.
Dr. Sharon has been featured performer in Carnegie, Avery Fisher, Merkin, Tully and Town Halls and The Kravis Center, Broward Center and Gusman Hall; has appeared on radio on the “Young American Artists” and “Keyboard Masters” series; has performed on television; has been soloist with The New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, The Florida Philharmonic and The Palm Beach Opera Orchestra and has performed in concert throughout the United States with The New York Philharmonic’s noted violinist Oscar Ravina, both as soloist and in ensemble.
Dr. Sharon was Pianist/Assistant Conductor with the Fordham University Chorus under the direction of David Labovitz; was Accompanist/Assistant Conductor for The Pro Arte Chorale under the baton of John Nelson, noted conductor of The Metropolitan Opera, The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and The Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; was Pianist/Assistant Conductor of The Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra under the direction of distinguished Israeli conductor Raffael Adler, and was Pianist with The Martha Graham Dance Company. He has won critical acclaim in chamber music and as accompanist and coach, having worked with such luminaries as Abraham Kaplan, Jennie Tourel, Hans Heinz, Samuel Sanders, Willard White, Itzhak Perlman, Alexander Kipnis, Andre Thomas, Rodney Eichenberger, Paul Salamunovich, James Conlon, Joseph Flummerfelt, Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, James Judd, Marilyn Mims, Virginia Zeani and Philippe Entremont.
Dr. Sharon was accompanist for the Palm Beach Atlantic College Oratorio Choir under the direction of Dr. Ray Robinson; was Accompanist for The Palm Beach Symphony International Violin Competition; was Accompanist for the Ebony Chorale under the direction of Dr. Orville Lawton; was Accompanist/Assistant Chorus Master for The Florida Philharmonic Chorus; was Accompanist for the Master Chorale of South Florida under the direction of Dr. Jo-Michael Schiebe; was Accompanist for the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches; was an Artist-In-Residence at the Dreyfoos School of The Arts; was Accompanist/Assistant Conductor for The Masterworks Chorus of The Palm Beaches and was Principal Accompanist and Assistant Chorus Master for The Palm Beach Opera under the baton of Anton Guadagno. Dr. Sharon was the piano soloist for Ballet Florida’s Kravis Center presentation of “Lady Of The Camellias” and was the piano soloist in the Palm Beach Opera production of “Fedora.” Currently, he is Accompanist for the Florida All-State High School Sight-Reading Chorus and is on the Music faculty of Palm Beach Atlantic University as Accompanist and Coach.
Dr. Sharon has successfully toured throughout the world, having performed in Italy, Austria, Germany, England, France, Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland, Holland, Belgium, Spain and China and is listed in The World Who’s Who of Musicians. In 1994, Dr. Sharon was selected by The Economic Council of Palm Beach County to receive the William T. Dwyer Award of Excellence in Education as the Outstanding High School Educator. In 1999, the University of Florida selected Dr. Sharon as the representative for Southern Florida and awarded him the title of “Distinguished Educator.” Most recently, the Palm Beach Chapter of Brandeis University’s National Women’s Committee awarded Dr. Sharon the American Heritage Award as Humanitarian of the Year.