Sergiu Shapira achieved his Master Degree in composition at the Bucharest State Academy of Romania, and Ph. Doctorate in Musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
S. Shapira began the musical career in his native country, where the "Composers' Fund of Romania" rewarded him for "Sonatina" (1956) and "Capriccio" (1957), both piano works.
Established in Israel in 1961, Mr. Shapira, together with his wife the pianist Shulamith Shapira, joined the Faculty Staff of Jerusalem Music Academy, the Theory Department. Parallel with the pedagogic activity, he continued the composition activity in his new country.
Shapira' s works include orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal music. His music was performed, recorded or published in various countries, such Israel, U.S.A., France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Canada, Romania and others. His composition "Remembrance" for Cello and Orchestra was premiered at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, New York City in 1994. In 1999, the composer was awarded with the Prize of "International Composition Contest for Clarinet", category Clarinet Solo, for his work "A Talk with the Unseen". This work was performed at the "International Clarinet Festival, New Orleans 2001" by the American clarinetist Howard Klug and published by the Bloomington University of Indiana USA. In 2005, his "Sonata for Cello Solo" was elected to represent Israel at the "International Cello Festival, Bruxelles 2005".
Elegy, for String Orchestra and Female Choir - Israel Music Center, 18
Quartetto in C, for Strings - IMC, 408
Two Movements, for Cello and Piano - IMC, 19
Memories from Childhood, for Piano, 2 vol. - Israel Music Publications, 611, 612
A Talk with the Unseen, for Clarinet Solo - Woodwind Indiana, 2001
Tandu, for Violin and Cello - IMC, 195
Three Miniatures, for Piano - Edition Gerig, Germany, HG 1014
Expressions, for Oboe solo - IMC, 21
Meolam haieled, for Piano - Israeli Music Institute, 6299
Feelings, for Piano - IMC, 2343
Fancies, for Basson and Piano - IMC, 3016
Rondo Burlesco, for Piano - IMP, 817