Israeli Cellist At Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall

Israeli cellist Benjamin Shapira returns to NY to celebrate his new CD “Romantic Music for Cello”. He will be performing an all-romantic program at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall on April 30th, 8:30 pm.

Shapira’s international career was launched after his celebrated Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall performance of the Complete Bach Suites for Cello Solo. This CD features selections from Mendelssohn, Schumann, Saint-Saens and and Dvorak. He performs with his mother, pianist Shulamith Shapira, a graduate of the State Conservatory of Music in Bucharest under the supervision of legendary teacher Florica Musicescu. More information about the concert at: For ticket information call (888)43-CELLO or CarnegieCharge at (212)247-7800.
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From Jerusalem to Carnegie Hall
Shapira is in constant demand as a soloist, performing all over the United States and abroad. His recent years’ US performances include concerts in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Texas, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin. Shapira frequently performs internationally as well, touring Europe, South America, as well as his home country, Israel. “It always seemed to me that the cello, with its human-sounding voice, is most suitable for Romantic expression”, says Shapira, “almost as though the cello contains, within its four strings and curved body, the breath of Romantic life itself. No wonder the 19th century became the cello golden era”.