Violist Rachel Shapiro is an accomplished chamber musician and experienced Teaching Artist.
As a founding member of Concertante, she has performed in concert halls across America and abroad.
skills as both a violist and teaching artist have brought her
to work all over the world, most recently in Abu Dhabi, Japan, Israel and Nepal.
is currently in her
eleventh year as a senior teaching artist for the New York Philharmonic School Partnership
In 2007, she
was the recipient of The Halee and David Baldwin Teaching Artist Chair, awarded to one senior teaching artist each year to further their artistic development.
As a teaching artist, she has led numerous professional development workshops for teaching artist faculty and participating classroom teachers.
She has also worked as a Facilitator trainer for the Department of Education Blueprint for the Arts, training teachers from around the city and state of New York.
Most recently her work as a teaching artist brought her to Israel, leading a seminar on interactive concerts at the International String Seminar at Mizra.
For the past two years, Ms. Shapiro has worked as a Concert Mentor for the Carnegie Hall and Juilliard School Academy, helping graduate level musicians to learn how to create interactive chamber music concerts.
has also been hired for the past three years as a performer and consultant to create a week of interactive children's concerts for the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival
at East Carolina University
As Outreach Coordinator for Concertante, she has led numerous interactive outreach performances in nearly all fifty states.
educational work has been featured in articles in The Baltimore Sun
, The Teaching Artist Journal
, Strings Magazine
, The Harrisburg Patriot and Central Pennsylvania Magazine
Ms. Shapiro received her Bachelors of Music degree from The Juilliard School in 1999, and her Masters of Music in 2000.
Ms. Shapiro continued her post-graduate work in 2002 as the only American student under the tutelage of Tabea Zimmermann in Berlin, Germany, with the support of a Frank Huntington Beebe Grant.