Pianist David Shimoni is a soloist, collaborative artist, and teacher with extensive experience performing throughout the United States and teaching for nearly two decades. He has appeared in recital in New York’s Zankel Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Museum of Modern Art. He has also been featured at the Barns at Wolf Trap, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and the Dallas Museum of Art. He has been a guest artist at the Chautauqua, Brevard, Moab, Foothills, Golandsky, and Rockport music festivals, and his performances have been broadcast on radio stations WGBH-Boston, WFMT-Chicago, and WQXR-New York. He was the first-prize winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs’ Young Artist Auditions.
Sought after for his skills as a collaborator, Dr. Shimoni has worked with the Jupiter String Quartet, New York Festival of Song, Southeastern Festival of Song, and Toronto Dance Theatre. He has accompanied singers under such auspices as the Marilyn Horne Foundation, Concert Artists Guild, and the Juilliard School’s Alice Tully Hall Vocal Debut Recital. He also completed eighteen educational and outreach tours throughout the United States in affiliation with the Piatigorsky Foundation.
Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Dr. Shimoni attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in high school, earned a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College, and obtained masters degrees in both solo and collaborative performance from the Juilliard School. He completed a Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His teachers have included Yoheved Kaplinsky, Robert McDonald, Marc Durand, Edna Golandsky, and Ilya Itin.
Dr. Shimoni has been on the teaching and accompanying staff of The Juilliard School, Brooklyn College, the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and the Ravinia Steans Institute. He has also given master classes and educational workshops throughout the United States and was invited to give presentations on his use of the Taubman Approach at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference. He presently resides with his wife, soprano Jennifer Zetlan, and their daughter in New York City, where he maintains a private piano studio.
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