The music of Johannes Brahms will be performed in a faculty recital by pianist DANIEL SHAPIRO and clarinetist FRANKLIN COHEN on April 22 in Mixon Hall at 8:00 p.m. This performance will be broadcast live on WCLV 104.9 FM by Audio-Technica. Seating passes are required and can be obtained one week prior to the event by calling 216.791.5000, ext. 411
Daniel Shapiro is a member of the piano faculty at CIM. He received a Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Southern California, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in piano performance from the Peabody Conservatory. Teachers have included Leon Fleisher, John Perry, Joanna Graudan and Reginald Stewart. Dr. Shapiro continues to gain recognition as a leading interpreter of Schubert, Mozart, Brahms and Beethoven, whose thirty-two sonata cycle he has twice performed. He has given critically acclaimed recitals and concerto appearances across the U.S., in Brazil, Britain, Ireland, Spain and France, and at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Dr. Shapiro has performed with orchestras including the National Symphony, the Sâo Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of London, the Colorado National Repertory Orchestra, the Knoxville Symphony and the Los Angeles Debut Orchestra. He received the top prize at the 1992 William Kapell International Piano Competition, and also won the American Pianists' Association Beethoven Fellowship Award. As a chamber musician, he has performed regularly with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Chicago and Cleveland Orchestras, and has also performed with the Cavani and Miró Quartets. He has participated at the Marlboro and Ravinia Festivals and the Fellowship Program at Tanglewood. As a conductor, Dr. Shapiro studied with Daniel Lewis, Victor Yampolsky, Fritz Zweig, and Gustav Meier. He was previously on the piano faculty of the University of Iowa.
Franklin Cohen is head of the clarinet department and the Frank K. Griesinger Chair in Clarinet at CIM. He has been the principal clarinet of The Cleveland Orchestra since 1976. First-prize winner in the International Music Competition in Munich in 1968, Mr. Cohen received a bachelor's degree from The Juilliard School of Music. He is a frequent soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, appearing twice yearly; he has performed solo in Cleveland, Carnegie Hall, throughout the U.S., Europe and the Far East with conductors Christopher von Dohnányi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lorin Maazel, Jahja Ling, Yoel Levi, Leonard Slatkin, Christopher Eschenbach, Eduardo Mata and Jesus Lopez-Cobos. Mr. Cohen's recordings on the London/Decca label include the Brahms Clarinet Trio, Op. 114 with pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy and cellist Stephen Geber, and the two Brahms sonatas, recorded with Mr. Ashkenazy. He also recorded the Debussy Rhapsody on the DGG label with The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez conducting, a recording that won two GRAMMY Awards. Mr. Cohen has served on many international juries, including the 1998 Munich Competition.
Wednesday, April 22 at 8:00 PM
Mixon Hall
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Waltzes, Op. 39 for Piano
Three Intermezzi, Op. 117 for Piano
Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5
Audio-Technica live broadcast on WCLV 104.9 FM
*Seating Passes
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