Ittai Shapira Receives Special Victor Herbert Foundation Award
Noted violinist and composer Ittai Shapira, artist-in-residence and Classical Music Consultant for Molloy's Madison Theatre, has been honored by the Victor Herbert Foundation (in association with CBD Music) for his unique contribution to the music community as performer and composer. Described by The New York Times as "an Israeli dynamo with a flourishing solo violin career" and "electrifying" by The London Times, Shapira tours as a soloist with orchestras across the globe and has recently been recognized for his merit as a composer.
Following the release of his two violin concertos; "Concierto Latino!" and "The Old Man and the Sea" (commissioned by Molloy College), Shapira's upcoming recording of "Magyar" for two violins and orchestra for Champs Hill Records takes place in Austria later this month. The Victor Herbert Foundation grant is in support of Shapira's U.S. performances and compositions, which continue the tradition of Victor Herbert, the legendary cellist and composer.
For more info about Shapira's future compositions, recordings, concert presentations about Music and the Brain, stay tuned for a feature in STRINGS magazine, September 2013 or visit: www.ittaishapira.com.
CBD Music is committed to the commissioning and promotion of unique, communicative new music, and collaborates on selective projects with organizations such as Victor Herbert, VisonIntoArt, Innova Music Recordings, and Networks.
The Victor Herbert Foundation can only make grants to other 501(c)3 organizations and only for performances that will feature compositions by U.S. citizens (born or naturalized).