Mark Shapiro has been Artistic Director of Cantori New York for 26 years. A five-time ASCAP Award winner for programming, Shapiro is a versatile conductor equally at home in orchestral, operatic and choral conducting. He is Music Director of the Prince Edward Island Symphony and the Cecilia Chorus of New York, which performs twice annually in Carnegie Hall. Maestro Shapiro’s opera credits include multiple appearances with Juilliard Vocal Arts, American Opera Projects, the Center for Contemporary Opera, the Opera Company of Middlebury, and Underworld Opera. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge, the Rubin Museum, World Financial Center (Arts & Events), Guggenheim Museum (Works & Process), and the Roman amphitheater at Vaison-la-Romaine, France. His radio appearances have included WQXR, WNYC, and Sirius.
He has recorded for Albany, Arsis, Newport Classics, and PGM. Maestro Shapiro’s present and past academic affiliations include the Evening Division of the Juilliard School, Mannes School of Music, and LIU Post, where he is an Associate Professor of Music and two-time recipient of the Krasnoff Award, the University’s highest academic honor. Each summer he directs the conducting program of the European American Musical Alliance Nadia Boulanger Institute, in Paris. markshapiromusic.com.