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Harvey Shapiro -
Teacher Harvey Shapiro

United States

New York

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Diran Alexanian
Jennifer Kloetzel
Astrid Schween
Amanda Forsyth
Philipp von Steinaecker
Ilya Finkelshteyn
Derek Menchan
Daniel Gaisford
Allison Eldredge
Ko Iwasaki
Clancy Newman
Adam Fisher
Su-a Lee
Jeffrey Lastrapes
Alan Stepansky
John Reed
Fábio Presgrave
David Sella
Jun Jensen
Orfeo Mandozzi
Inbal Segev
Mattia Zappa
Mark Eeles
Jerry Grossman
Suzanne Mueller
James Kreger
Kaamel Salah-Eldin
Lawrence Zoernig
Erkki Lahesmaa
Paula Kiffner
Joshua Gordon

Harvey Shapiro (June 22, 1911 – October 25, 2007) was born in New York, New York. Shapiro's first cello teacher was Willem Willeke, a medical doctor and a well-known cellist. Shapiro also studied with Diran Alexanian.
In 1937, Shapiro joined the NBC orchestra and from 1944 to 1946 he served as the principal cellist. In 1939, Shapiro, Oscar Shumsky, Josef Gingold, and William Primrose founded the Primrose String Quartet.

From 1947 to 1963 Shapiro performed with the WQXR Radio Quartet and recorded as soloist with Victor, Columbia, Decca, and Nonesuch Records.

In 1970, Shapiro became a professor of cello at Juilliard. In 1991 he was nominated as "Best Teacher of the Year" at Julliard, and he was awarded the Schatzer Award.

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This cellist was posted by 4cellist and last edited on 5 August 2011 at 3:39:36 PM.