Mark Shapiro

About Mark

American conductor Mark Shapiro is an acclaimed conductor of orchestras, opera, and choruses, with an extraordinarily broad and diverse repertoire. He has built a reputation for exactness in musicianship, fluent and engaging rehearsals, and emotionally and spiritually powerful performances, and he is unique among North American conductors for having won six ASCAP Awards leading three different ensembles.

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... an insightful conductor who draws subtle and dynamic playing from his musicians.

The new york times
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June 13-15, 2024

Fort Greene Conducting Workshop

Brooklyn, NY

Mark Shapiro returns to Fort Greene Conducting Workshop for a three-day intensive training session for orchestral conductors.

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December 7, 2024 at 8 PM

The Cecilia Chorus and Orchestra of NY in Handel's Messiah

Carnegie Hall
New York, NY

Mark Shapiro leads The Cecilia Chorus and Orchestra of New York in Handel's Messiah.

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April 26, 2025 at 8 PM

The Cecilia Chorus and Orchestra of New York in Brahms Requiem & Hailstork

Carnegie Hall
New York, NY

Mark Shapiro conducts The Cecilia Chorus and Orchestra of New York in the NY premiere of The World Called, by Adolphus Hailstork on poetry by former US Poet Laureate Rita Dove. With the German Requiem by Johannes Brahms.

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ALBUM HIGHLIGHTS

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Le vin herbé - FRANK MARTIN

Mark Shapiro, Conductor Laura Danehower Whyte Steven Tharp Cantori New York

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Selections from Chéri

Michael Dellaira, composer Erik Lautier, Maggi-Meg Reed, Elena Shaddow, Marni Nixon, Lorinda Lisitza, Peter Clark, Charlotte Cohn, Actors Studio Workshop Mark Shapiro, conductor

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PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

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Acclaim

The New York Times

The insightful conductor Mark Shapiro draws subtle and dynamic playing from the excellent orchestra. 'Juilliard Opera: Benjamin Britten The Rape of Lucretia.'

The insightful conductor Mark Shapiro draws subtle and dynamic playing from the excellent orchestra. 'Juilliard Opera: Benjamin Britten The Rape of Lucretia.'

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The New York Times
Acclaim
February 18, 2022

OPERA NEWS

Captivating...Conductor Mark Shapiro led with crisp elegance. [Juilliard Opera The Rake's Progress] Image:©2022 Richard Termine

Captivating...Conductor Mark Shapiro led with crisp elegance. [Juilliard Opera The Rake's Progress] Image:©2022 Richard Termine

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