Omri Shimron’s debut solo CD is out! Frederic Rzewski’s “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!,” 36 Variations on ‘¡EI Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido!’ has now been released on New Focus Recordings. Click here for the New Focus download page, which includes audio samples, liner notes, and credits.
Omri Shimron is a pianist and educator based in Oakland, California. See the Bio page for a more formal introduction.
In March 2014, Omri hosted composer Dan Asia for a 2-day symposium and recital at Elon University. During this event, he facilitated a panel discussion on the intersection of poetry and music in two of Asia’s song cycles. Later that evening, he performed the “Amichai Songs” (with Tim Hill, bass-baritone), “Breath in a Ram’s Horn” (with Timothy Sparks, tenor), and “Why (?) Jacob” with the Elon University Camerata, (Stephen Futrell, director).
In June 2014, he performed at Focus on Piano Literature, a biennial symposium held at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. For more details and a link to a review, click here.
In fall 2014, he presented solo recitals and lecture-recitals at Elon University, Gettysburg College, the Music Academy of North Carolina, and Eastern Carolina University.
In July-August 2015, Shimron returned to the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, where he taught an international group of advanced-level students, performed music of Paul Ben-Haim as well as a 2-piano, 8-hand recital with colleagues.
Shimron is an assistant professor (piano) at Cal State University, East Bay, where he teaches applied piano, group piano, and music theory. An active recitalist, Omri has been presenting solo programs annually, and enjoys collaborating with singers, instrumentalists, and chamber ensembles.
Omri’s repertoire spans a wide range of styles. In 2010, Omri was a devotee of a new cycle for piano by Christopher Dietz, called Five Reflections on the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam. You can find audio of this last work (and others) on the Audio and Video pages.
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