Brendon Shapiro is a versatile pianist, vocal coach, musical director, and conductor based in Boston, MA. He currently serves as a staff pianist at Boston University, the organist for First Parish in Arlington, MA, and additionally has been hired by numerous opera companies, recitalists, choral ensembles, and religious organizations in the area. He also is on faculty as a vocal coach at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He holds a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano Performance from Boston University and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Ithaca College School of Music where he won the Mary Hayes North Piano Competition Award.
Passionate about contemporary music, Brendon has been fortunate to premiere works by living composers throughout his career. Recently, with the Juventas New Music Ensemble, he has performed in a new opera, The Little Blue One, and a new ballet, Hackpolitik, which was professionally released by Innova Recordings.
Brendon has enjoyed working outside of the classical music scene as well. He served as musical director for the first four seasons of the newly renovated Woodstock Playhouse in Woodstock, NY. In a performance praised by the Boston Globe, he appeared in a production of Master Class with the New Repertory Theatre, portraying Manny, the onstage pianist. In addition, he has performed as a featured soloist with Video Games Live, with whom he also recorded a solo piano album, Through Time and Space, which became a #1 bestseller on Amazon.com.