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Silver Lake College Piano Professor Records with Wisconsin Public Radio, Now Offers Group Piano Classes

Posted on July 17 2013

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is delighted to announce the release of Dr. Diana Shapiro’s new CD, recorded live at Sunday Afternoon from the Chanzen, with Wisconsin Public Radio. She and piano partner Dr. Stanislava Varshavski performed compositions by Stravinsky, Brahms and Reger, one piano, four hands. Dr. Shapiro joined the faculty of Silver Lake College as Assistant Professor of Piano in fall 2012, and is pleased to offer group piano classes to the public in the fall, spring and summer. Details are available at Dr. Shapiro is excited to be able to expand on the College’s community music programming. “We believe very strongly that everyone has a right to music," she shares.

A native of Moscow, Dr. Shapiro earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel, where she studied under the legendary Alexander Tamir–Bracha Eden duo, and was encouraged to play as a duo with Stanislava Varshavski. The pair has performed and won piano competitions worldwide, including the prestigious Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition in 2005. They came to the United States the same year, and in 2011 both earned their Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees from UW-Madison. In 2012 the duo was invited to join the prestigious Astral Artists roster after winning the organization’s National Audition in Philadelphia. Dr. Shapiro teaches piano for undergraduate students at Silver Lake College, and continues to give lectures and performances with Dr. Varshavski.

The Silver Lake College Music Program has a rich history dating back more than forty years, with outstanding programs offered in Music and Music Education with Kodály Emphasis for traditional undergraduate and graduate students, including our internationally recognized Kodály Summer Music Session. Popular music programs are also offered for expectant parents (Lovenotes®) and for young children (Music for Tots®), and group piano instruction is offered for children and adults. Members of the local community are invited to play in our instrumental ensembles, sing in our adult concert and children’s choirs, and to attend the many choral and instrumental concerts offered each year. For more information, please visit