Joel Shapiro, concert pianist, music educator. Rockefeller Foundation grantee New York City, 1965; recipient Harriet Cohen International Bach award London, 1963, 1st prize Darche Competition Royal Conservatory, Brussels, 1962.
Shapiro, Joel was born on November 28, 1934 in Cleveland.
Bachelor, Columbia University, 1956. Premier Prix, Royal Conservatory, Brussels, 1959.
Professor piano University Illinois, Urbana, 1970-1994, Leipzig, Germany, since 1994. Artistic director International Summer Music Academy, since 2000.
Concert performances as recitalist and soloist with orchestras, master classes, festival appearances, lectures. New York City debut as winner Young Concert Artists annual international auditions, 1963, London debut as soloist with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1967. Annual concert tours throughout the United States and abroad including Germany, England, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Israel and Canada.