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Ian Shapinsky: Sunshine and Music

  • Historic Paramount Theatre 125 4th Avenue Northeast Austin, MN, 55912 United States (map)

Treat your mom to the beauty of Ian Shapinsky's piano mastery at Sunshine and Music on Sunday, May 14 at 2 p.m. at the Historic Paramount Theatre. 

Tickets: $10 adult, $5 student. A limited amount of on-stage seats are available for $20. Piano students will receive a $1 discount. Order tickets here. 

The American pianist, Ian Shapinsky, was born in Manhattan and grew up in Long Island, New York. He could have chosen to pursue any instrument, but from the start, he knew his life would revolve around the piano. He began taking lessons when he was 7 and by age 9, he was playing professionally.

He was accepted at the Juilliard School of Music at the college level when he was 15. He received his BM and MS Degrees (Bachelor of Music and Masters of Science) from Juilliard.

His distinctive style of virtuoso playing and musicianship has won him many awards, competitions, and prizes including Recitalist of the Year, the Presidential Citation from the New York Federation of Music Clubs, various prizes from the National Federation of Music Clubs, first prize from the Mannes College Concerto Competition, first prize from the Five Towns Music and Art Foundation, first prize in piano at two Miami Beach national competitions, and other many other competitions.

Ian Shapinsky also teaches master-classes and lecture recitals, including programs for children and families. He has been awarded several grants from the Rubin Foundation, as well as a performing grant from IBM, for the purpose of giving lectures in schools to foster in children a love and appreciation of the music of the great composers.