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Daniel Shapiro

Harmony and Keyboard Lab

Daniel Shapiro has composed for major soloists and ensembles including Darmstadt Staatsorchester, International Opera Theater, Omaha Symphony, Curtis Institute of Music, Network for New Music with Susan Narucki, Windscape Quintet, and the Eastman Chorale.

A recipient of the Theodore Presser Career Grant as well as awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and SACEM (Paris), he has served as young composer in residence for Music from Angel Fire and the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. His music is frequently heard in both U.S. and international venues, most recently in Lincoln Center, Città della Pieve and Città di Saluzzo (Italy), Ravinia’s Rising Stars Series, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and Fontainebleau Château.

Mr. Shapiro has been commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association for the 75th-birthday celebration of Krzysztof Penderecki; by Curtis on Tour for the Samuel Barber centennial; by the Lyra Society on his receipt of the Marilyn Costello Award; and by organizations and presenters including the American Composers Forum and Durham Cathedral (U.K.).

Mr. Shapiro received a B. Mus. in theory and composition from West Chester University and an artist diploma in composition from the Curtis Institute, with principal teachers Robert Maggio, Richard Danielpour, Jennifer Higdon, and David Ludwig. He joined the Curtis faculty in 2011.


Shapiro: Children's Games
Student Recital Series, July 7, 2011