Silver was born in Seattle, Washington in 1946,she started her piano studies at the age of five. In 1968 she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and her Ph.D from Brandeis University, Mass. in 1976. Silver is an important composer and musician in modern American music, as The Chicago Tribune music review said "Silver speaks a musical language of her own, one rich in sonority, lyrical intensity and poetic feeling."
During her career she has won many awards, including the George Ladd Prix de Paris, the Rome Prize (1978), and the ISCM National Composers Competition (twice). Her works include an opera, The Thief of Love, and a piano concerto written for Alexander Paley. She is married to film director John Feldman.
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