Warmly acknowledged for her imaginative and insightful performances
("Shapiro produces and inspires musical magic"; "Lois Shapiro conjures enchantment", Boston Globe; "...Lois Shapiro's amazingly opinionated and fresh traversal of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 has to be the highlight of the current concert season." The Jewish Advocate), Lois Shapiro has concertized as soloist and collaborative artist throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, and Europe. The broad spectrum of her interests and affinities is reflected in a repertoire of considerable scope, from 18th century period instrument performances to premieres of new pieces.
When her critically-acclaimed piano trio Triple Helix retired—after winning
the Chamber Music America Commissioning Grant, being named “Best
Chamber Music Ensemble in Boston” for three years in a row and
“MUSICIANS OF THE YEAR” in The Boston Globe— Ms. Shapiro became a
founding member of the Eleuthera Trio, along with violinist, Francine
Trester, and cellist, Julie Reimann.
Ms.Shapiro founded an intergenerational chamber orchestra, called FIGCO,
as an expression of her desire to bring opportunities of music-making to
amateur musicians of all ages. Furthermore, she was the winner of a Yale
School of Music Alumni Ventures grant, and she has developed a program
for inner city minority children to experience the power and emotional
relevance of Beethoven in their lives.
A winner of the N.Y. Concert Artists Guild Award, Ms. Shapiro has recorded
for Channel Classics, CRI, Centaur, MLAR, AFKA, and Pierrot. Her 1996 duo
recording with cellist Rhonda Rider was cited as “Best of the Year” in The
Currently, she teaches piano and chamber music at Wellesley College, New
England Conservatory, and Rivers School Conservatory.