Lycoming College hosts Varshavski-Shapiro piano duo

Lycoming College will host the Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Clarke Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.

The internationally award-winning Varshavski-Shapiro piano duo presents a program of French and French-influenced music, including Ravel’s "Rhapsodie Espagnole," Debussy’s "Nocturne Fêtes," Milhuad’s "Scaramouche," and Saint-Saëns’ "Variations on a Theme of Beethoven."

Stanislava Varshavski and Diana Shapiro have been playing piano together for 17 years. Shapiro is an assistant professor of piano at Silver Lake College, and Varshavski is an adjunct professor of piano at Maranatha University and Silver Lake College. Both Varshavski and Shapiro hold bachelor's and master's degrees from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where they studied with the legendary Israeli duo Alexander Tamir - Bracha Eden. They continued their education with Victor Rosenbaum and Martha Fischer in the United States, and in 2011 both pianists completed doctoral degree studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For more information about the duo, visit the Varshavski-Shapiro website

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