Daniel Shapiro continues to gain recognition as a leading interpreter of Schubert, Mozart, Schumann, Brahms and Beethoven, and as a teacher and coach at the Cleveland Institute of Music. As a chamber musician, Shapiro has performed regularly with members of The Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic. 

His musicianship has been enhanced and deepened by extensive collaboration with singers; listening to and working with them has been a source of tremendous inspiration.

Over the past twenty five years, he has built a strong reputation as a dedicated and thoughtful pedagogue who helps students find the paths to penetrating interpretations of the works they study.


  • University of Southern California
  • DMA, Peabody Conservatory
  • Teachers have included Leon Fleisher, John Perry, Russell Sherman, Joanna Graudan and Reginald Stewart
  • Studied conducting with Daniel Lewis, Victor Yampolsky, Fritz Zweig and Gustav Meier
  • Studied art song with Gwendolyn Koldofsky and opera with Natalie Limonick

Teaching Experience

Cleveland Institute of Music
Piano faculty

  • He has given master classes in many of the world’s leading conservatories
  • His students have won several prestigious competitions and acquired important teaching positions after their studies