Omri Shimron recently began a new chapter in his career as Director of Keyboard Studies at California State University, East Bay Department of Music. In this new position he oversees the applied piano and group piano areas, as well as teaching musicianship classes. His piano students come from diverse backgrounds, including a large contingency of students from South China Normal University who participate in a 2+2 program with CSUEB.
Shimron’s debut solo CD, Frederic Rzewski’s “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!,” 36 Variations on ‘¡EI Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido!’ has been released on New Focus Recordings in July 2014. 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 brief… Shimron is an Assistant professor and Director of Keyboard Studies at Cal State University, East Bay, where he teaches applied piano, group piano, and musicianship. An active recitalist, Omri has been presenting solo programs annually, and enjoys collaborating with singers, instrumentalists, and chamber ensembles.
During the summer he is on faculty at the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival at the University South Florid School of Music, where he teaches an international group of piano students from elite colleges and universities.
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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