Member Composers

Sergiu Shapira

Sergiu Shapira

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".

Selected Works:

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

A Magic World, 13 little pieces for piano
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Air and Humoresque, for Flute Solo Solo4234
Biblical scenes, for Harp solo Solo4340
Diaspora Songs, for choir Choir, Vocal4091
Diptych, for string orchestra String Orchestra1562
Divertimento, for two Flutes Chamber Music / Ensemble4085
Elegy for string orchestra and female choir String Orchestra, Choir, Orchestra with Choir18
Expressions, for oboe solo
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Fancies , for bassoon & piano
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Chamber Music / Ensemble3016
Feelings, Four Piano Pieces
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Five Hebrew Songs, for mixed choir (2nd & 5th with piano) Choir850
Four Character Pieces, for Bassoon Solo Solo4056

Garland piano pieces in folk style Solo3736
Glimpses of an Anniversary, for Two Trumpets in C Chamber Music / Ensemble4104
Heritage Songs, for choir on equal voices Choir1777
Nights in the Old Town, for Orchestra Symphony Orchestra4015
On the Fiddle, for Violin and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, For the Young4268
Pastels, for flute & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble2570
Prayer, for Clarinet solo Solo3961
Rachel's Poem, for voice & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal2276
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