Daniel Shapiro (b. 1985) serves on the musical studies faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he received his AD (summa cum laude) in composition as a student of Richard Danielpour, Jennifer Higdon, and David Ludwig. His music has been performed by Soli Fan Tutti, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and “Curtis-on-Tour”, the Network for New Music, the Windscape Quintet, and the Eastman Chorale, in venues including Lincoln Center’s Allen Room, Bennett-Gordon Hall at the Ravinia “Rising Stars Series”, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the English Garden of Fontainebleau Château, and Durham Cathedral (UK). Daniel has served as Young Composer-in-Residence at “Music from Angel Fire” and the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, and has received fellowships to attend the Norfolk Contemporary Music Workshop, American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, and the Omaha Symphony New Music Symposium. He is a recipient of awards and grants from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, American Composers Forum, and Theodore Presser Foundation. Daniel is a Benjamin Franklin Doctoral Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (‘16).

His music is recorded on Darling Records (Cologne, DE).