MSO: GERSHWIN IN PARIS
Gershwin in Paris
(and Havana and Savannah and New York)
Featuring Diana Shapiro, piano
An American in Paris • Cuban Overture • Rhapsody in Blue • more!
What better way to end our season of musical journeys than with a travelogue courtesy of George Gershwin! Toe-tapping rhythms, brilliantorchestrations and tunes that touch that heart are topped-off with the virtuosity of pianist Dr. Diana Shapiro, Associate Professor of Piano and Music Department Chair, Silver Lake College of the Holy Family.
About Diana Shapiro
Diana Shapiro was born in Moscow, Russia. At the age of 17 she moved to Israel and started her studies at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy under Prof. Berkovich. At one of her classes in the Academy, she was encouraged by Prof. Alexander Tamir to try playing as a piano duo with Stanislava Varshavski. The collaboration turned to be a real success, bringing them to the top at numerous competitions worldwide, including world’s biggest competition in their field – Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition. At 2005 the duo moved to Boston, where they studied under Prof. Victor Rosenbaum. In 2011 Ms. Shapiro earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano from UW-Madison, where she studied under Prof. Martha Fischer. Besides being part of the piano duo, Diana Shapiro appeared with multiple leading instrumentalists and singers in Israel, New England and Wisconsin. Dr. Shapiro currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Piano at the Silver Lake College. In 2013 Prof. Diana Shapiro led a departmental effort to establish a new Performance and Pedagogy degree program at the Silver Lake.
Regular, $32 plus tax and fees; Student, $7.62 plus tax and fees