Nadia Reisenberg – Clara Rockmore Foundation
Dear friends –
It is with profound sadness that we now navigate this world without Robert “Bob” Sherman, my father, Nadia’s son and Clara’s nephew, and the Founder and President of the Nadia Reisenberg – Clara Rockmore Foundation.
Dad died peacefully in his sleep in the very early hours of Tuesday June 27, 2023, a few days after his fourth stroke in the last two years. He died with dignity and grace, surrounded by his family and by love. He had a brilliant life and lived it well – yet alas, it was his time to go.
About the Foundation:
Founded in 2004, the Nadia Reisenberg/Clara Rockmore Foundation was created to honor the achievements and enhance the legacies of these two extraordinary sisters, the eminent pianist and teacher Nadia Reisenberg, and Clara Rockmore, unquestionably the world’s greatest virtuoso of the theremin.
If you have remembrances of
Nadia or Clara, or comments about this website, please email us!
Permissions and Clearances:
Steve J. Sherman is handling clearances and permissions for all Clara Rockmore materials.
Email requests to him directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
She played so beautifully the violin then as she plays the theremin now…I wish she could teach all the young musicians who are learning to make music, because they should learn from her what it means to play a phrase from the heart…Like Nadia, Clara is fantastic.
– Alexander Schneider, 1989