Brendon Shapiro is a Boston-based pianist, vocal coach and conductor with a particular passion for opera and contemporary music.
In the summer of 2018, he returns to San Diego, where he will be working on Idomeneo and The Merry Widow with Opera NEO. He will join Boston Lyric Opera as an Emerging Artist pianist and coach for The Rape of Lucretia in the spring of 2019.
He has previously worked with Opera North, Boston Opera Collaborative, Opera Fayetteville, MetroWest Opera, North End Music and Performing Arts Center and Juventas New Music Ensemble.
He has been a vocal coach at UMass Amherst, the organist for First Parish in Arlington, MA, and the assistant music director for the Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus. He has also served as staff pianist at Boston University, been on faculty at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and played for events and auditions for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He maintains an active coaching studio and is frequently sought out for recitals, competitions, concerts, auditions, and recordings.
He holds a master's degree in collaborative piano performance from Boston University and a bachelor's degree from the Ithaca College School of Music, where he won the Mary Hayes North Piano Competition Award.
For more information, please visit BrendonShapiro.com.