Guest Artist Recital: Daniel Shapiro, piano

Event Date: 

Sunday, November 22, 2015 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

Pianist Daniel Shapiro will present a recital on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. as a part of the UCSB Guest Artist Recital series. The recital will be held in Karl Geiringer Hall, and admission is free.

DANIEL SHAPIRO continues to gain recognition as a leading interpreter of Schubert, Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, and Beethoven, and as a teacher and coach at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has given critically acclaimed recitals and concerto appearances across the US, and in Brazil, Europe, Korea, and China. He has twice performed Beethoven's 32-sonata cycle, and his CD of Beethoven’s “Diabelli” Variations and DVDs of Schubert sonatas have received enthusiastic reviews. He was a top prize winner of the William Kapell International Piano Competition, and also won the American Pianists’ Association Beethoven Fellowship Award. He has given master classes in several of the leading conservatories of Korea, China, and Hong Kong, and has also taught at many summer music festivals across the U.S., Canada, and Italy. His musicianship has also been enhanced and deepened by extensive collaboration with singers: listening to and working with them has been a source of tremendous inspiration. He studied art song with Gwendolyn Koldofsky and opera with Natalie Limonick, and was an opera and art song coach at UCLA.

A native of southern California, Shapiro began the study of piano at the age of six. His teachers have included Leon Fleisher, John Perry, Russell Sherman, Joanna Graudan, and Reginald Stewart. He studied at the University of Southern California and at the Peabody Conservatory, where he received his doctorate.

Photo courtesy of Daniel Shapiro.