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 in Piano 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 and many venues throughout the world. He has been soloist with The New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, The Florida Philharmonic and The Palm Beach Opera Orchestra. Dr. Sharon was Pianist/Assistant Conductor with the Fordham University Chorus (under the direction of David Labovitz), 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), The Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra (under the direction of Raffael Adler), The Palm Beach Atlantic University Oratorio Choir (under the direction of Dr. Ray Robinson), The Palm Beach Opera Chorus (under the baton of Anton Guadagno), The Florida Philharmonic Symphony Chorus and The Master Chorale of South Florida 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, Samuel Sanders, Willard White, Itzhak Perlman, Andre Thomas, James Conlon, Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, James Judd, Philippe Entremont, Leona Mitchell, Marilyn Mims and Virginia Zeani. Dr. Sharon was an Artist-in-Residence at The Dreyfoos School of The Arts and has been Accompanist, Vocal Coach and Music Director for various productions at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre. 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.”
In 1999, the University of Florida awarded Dr. Sharon the title of “Distinguished Educator.” Currently, he is on the Music faculty of Palm Beach Atlantic University and is Founder and Artistic Director of The Robert Sharon Chorale, a community chorus in West Palm Beach.