Praised by the New York Times for his “fluid and nuanced performance” and “fine musicianship,” pianist David Shimoni launched his career as the first-prize winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs’ Young Artist Auditions. He has appeared in recital in New York’s Zankel Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Museum of Modern Art. He has also been featured at the Barns at Wolf Trap, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and the Dallas Museum of Art. He has been a guest artist at the Chautauqua, Brevard, Moab, Rockport, Foothills, and Golandsky music festivals, and his performances have been broadcast live on radio stations WGBH-Boston, WFMT-Chicago, and WQXR-New York.
Sought after for his skills as a collaborator, Dr. Shimoni has performed with the Jupiter String Quartet, New York Festival of Song, Southeastern Festival of Song, and Toronto Dance Theatre. He has accompanied singers under such auspices as the Marilyn Horne Foundation and the Juilliard School’s Alice Tully Hall Vocal Debut Recital, and he has completed eighteen educational and outreach tours throughout the United States in affiliation with the Piatigorsky Foundation.
Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Dr. Shimoni has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College, Masters degrees in both solo and collaborative performance from the Juilliard School, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His teachers have included Yoheved Kaplinsky, Robert McDonald, Ilya Itin, Edna Golandsky, and Marc Durand.
Dr. Shimoni has been on the teaching and accompanying staff of The Juilliard School, Brooklyn College, the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, the Ravinia Steans Institute, and Trevor Day School in New York. He has also given master classes and educational workshops throughout the United States. He presently resides in New York City, where he maintains a large studio of piano students, and is on the faculty of the Point CounterPoint Summer Music Program in Vermont.