Event Details

Varshavski-Shapiro Duo:
One Piano-Four Hands

Sunday, September 23, 2018
2:00 PM
Gunderson Stiles Concert Hall

1315 11th Street, Monroe

They play with technical bravura and interpretive panache...
- Chestnut Hill Local - Pennsylvania


Since joining musical forces, Stanislava Varshavski and Diana Shapiro have performed with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, toured Europe, and have captured top prizes at numerous prestigious national and international competitions. This extraordinary gifted piano duo from Israel have performed in such distinguished venues as the HKAPA Concert Hall in Hong Kong, Jerusalem’s Henry Crown Symphony Hall, Teatro Valle in Rome, and Miami’s Lincoln Theater.

As music educators, they frequently present lectures and master classes across the United States, and serve as judges for piano competitions. Their undeniable talent, combined with a dedication and desire to produce music of the highest caliber has earned them international recognition.

A reception in Knuteson Promenade immediately following the concert.

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 Professor Berkovich. In 2011 Ms. Shapiro earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano from UW-Madison, where she studied under Professor Martha Fischer. Besides being part of the piano duo, Diana Shapiro appeared with multiple leading instrumentalists and singers in Israel, New England, and Wisconsin. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Piano at the Silver Lake College.

Stanislava Varshavski was born in Kharkov, Ukraine. A young piano prodigy, she had her orchestral debut at the age of eight. After studying under the legendary Israeli duo Tamir-Eden, and Professor Victor Rosenbaum in Boston, in 2011 Ms. Varshavski received her DMA degree from UW-Madison, where she studied under Professor Martha Fischer. In addition to her collaborations with leading instrumentalists, Varshavski also pursues an active piano education career. Currently she is a Piano Faculty member at the Silver Lake College and the Sherwood Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago.