About Shira Shaked

Born in 1981, Shira started taking piano lessons at the age of four. In 1989 she continued her studies in the Tel Aviv Conservatory with Ms. A. Wertheim where she finished in 1999 with honors. In 2004 she obtained B.Mus Degree at the Tel Aviv Music Academy in the class of Prof. M. Boguslavsky and Dr. M. Shaviner. She functioned in her army service between the years 2000-2002 as an ‘Excellent Musician’. By the year of 2004 continued to M. Mus studies at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance with Prof. V. Monastirsky and completed in 2006. Shira recently received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University, where she studied with Gilbert Kalish.

Nowadays Shira resides in New York and performs concerts and recitals across Israel and abroad. In addition to an ongoing collaboration with renowned violinist Maxim Vengerov, Shira has performed with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (2013), took part in the West Village Music Theater Festival (2012, 20104), participated in the Eilat Chamber Music Festival (2010), a TV broadcast with Prof. Pavel Vernikov on the Russian-Israeli National Channel (2009), performed in the Tel-Aviv Piano Festival (2008), in a special concert with Symphonet Ra’anana Orchestra (2004) and played with the Academy of Tel Aviv University Orchestra (2002). She recorded albums with the Israel Prize awarded poet Mr. Nathan Zach and composer Shlomi Frige, released in 2008 and 2011.

Shira participates in numerous chamber music activities and concerts. She has accompanied singers at the Israeli Opera and at the Acting Studio of Beit Zvi (Israel). She took part in various Masterclasses, among them are Prof. Pnina Salzman (Israel), Prof. Pavel Gililov (Russia), Prof. Albert Tiu (U.S.A/New Zealand), Prof. Joanna Macgregor (England) and The Tel-Hai Piano Master-classes (Israel). Shira received scholarships from Stony Brook University, the Tel-Aviv Music Academy and the Ronen Foundation. Shira has also written and arranged music for herself and others.

Shira Shaked

Piano, Music Direction, Classical, Musical Theater, Pop, Rock

Tel Aviv, Israel