Upcoming tour: Shapira performs his composition, "The Ethics" in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal with Pianist/Curator Constanze Beckmann and the Schulich Singers as part of Holocaust Education Week-November 2019. View a live performance of the full piece HERE
World Premiere: "CHUNHYANG", Shapira's new Concerto for Violin, Soprano, and Orchestra with Grammy Winner Hila Plitmann on July 18th, 2019 at the New Hampshire Music Festival.
NEW CD: "MIDNIGHT JOURNEYS", featuring 3 double concertos composed and performed by Ittai Shapira. BBC National Orchestra of Wales and SIR SALMAN RUSHDIE . A BBC Co Production . With Hagai Shaham, Robert Plane, Thomas Carroll, Robert Bokor, Alexander Klingspor. In collaboration with Sound Potential, inc , and the Ilona Feher Foundation. Click HERE for a sample of the Multmedia Version' of THE MIDNIGHT''S CHILDREN PROJECT with kind permission by the BBC:
Shapira launches "Sound Potential", an organization dedicated to Music and Healing, collaborated with leading experts worlwide
Shapira is Commissioned by the Blavatnik and Krueger Foundations, premiers his new composition at Carnegie Hall, May 14th, 2015
Shapira performs "The Ethics" at David Geffen Hall for Violins of Hope
Shapira records and premieres his new Concerto, "MAGYAR" for two violins and orchestra with Hagai Shaham, Arpeggione Orchestra in Austria
Shapira invited to perform as guest soloist with the Orquestra Filarmonica de Goias on their very first national tour of Brazil
BBC Music Magazine gives it 5 Stars, its highest rating
Ittai Shapira Premieres his new Violin Concerto, ‘THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA’ with ‘THE KNIGHTS’; Records with the
Shapira to premiere Theodore Wiprud's "KATRINA" Concerto, makes debut with the Rochester Philharmonic
The Madison Theatre, Molloy College, Commissions Ittai Shapira to write a new violin concerto. Shapira is named Artistic Advisor for the new Arts Center (July, 2011) Ittai Shapira performs , European Premieres for the Aver Dorman Violin Concerto with the Oulu Sinfonia in Finland and Sweden, Belgrade Philharmonic (October, 2010) Shapira tours with his own “Concierto Latino!” With the Key West Symphony and records with the London Serenata.
Ittai Shapira Retruns to Carnegie Hall with the American Symphony, Glenn Close
April 29, 2008
Written expressly for Shapira by 4 time Emmy winner Glen Roven, this concert piece for Violin, Orchestra and Narrator, based on a beloved children's book The Runaway Bunny. This children's classic sells 900,000 copies a year and is available in 23 different languages. A modern day "Peter and the Wolf", this 20 minute work is equally suitable for Gala, subscription and family series alike for any orchestra committed to audience development.
Shapira Featured on a compiled CD with Daniel Brenboim-live recordings of music by Shulamit Ran
Shulamit Ran's Violin Concerto written for Shapira, whose recording is due to be released in 2007-08 as part of a compilation of Ms Ran's works performed by Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Albany Records.
"Concierto Latino!" Premiere
Shapira will premiere his very first composition, "Concierto Latino" with the Israeli Sinfonietta. Shapira's Latin infused three movement concerto influenced by the melodic and rhythmic elements of the Salsa, Tango, Rumba, Flamenco, Soleare.
Shapira Featured on HBO Film:
Shapira performes the soundtrack for the film "The Journalist and The Jihadi: The Murder of Daniel Pearl"
Avner - Ittai Shapira