Daniel Shapiro Piano, received a Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Southern California, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in piano performance from the Peabody Conservatory. Teachers have included Leon Fleisher, John Perry, Joanna Graudan, and Reginald Stewart. Dr. Shapiro continues to gain recognition as a leading interpreter of Schubert, Mozart, Brahms and Beethoven, whose thirty-two sonata cycle he has twice performed. His CD on the Azica label of Beethoven's "Diabelli" Variations has earned critical acclaim from a variety of reviewers. He has given recitals and concerto appearances across the U.S., in Brazil, Britain, Ireland, Spain and France, and at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Dr. Shapiro has performed with orchestras including the National Symphony, the Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of London, the Colorado National Repertory Orchestra, the Knoxville Symphony and the Los Angeles Debut Orchestra. He received the top prize at the 1992 William Kapell International Piano Competition, and also won the American Pianists' Association Beethoven Fellowship Award. As a chamber musician, he has performed regularly with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Chicago and Cleveland Orchestras, and has also performed with the Cavani and Miró Quartets. He has participated at the Marlboro and Ravinia Festivals and the Fellowship Program at Tanglewood. As a conductor, Dr. Shapiro studied with Daniel Lewis, Victor Yampolsky, Fritz Zweig, and Gustav Meier. He recently conducted Mozart's "Don Giovanni" with the Akron Lyric Opera. A native of Southern California, Dr. Shapiro began the study of piano at the age of six. He was previously on the piano faculty of the University of Iowa.
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