Richard Shapiro has worked as a pianist since the age of 12 yrs old.
Richard started his work experience performing in the hotels in the Catskill
Mountains in Sullivan County NY. He accompanied singers, and other variety acts.
Rehearsels where quick and Richard learned how to sight read. He worked
Club dates in NY. He started piano lessons at the age of 6.
He studied. with Leo Paul in NY. Leo had a Big influenced on Richards Music career.
Leo taught Richard how to strictly read Music. Every lesson involved sight reading new Music.
He also studied with Jazz Pianist Don Friedman and classical pianist
Ingram Fox. The combination of jazz and classical studies have influenced his
piano styles. Mixing classical Music with jazz rhythms has been a challenge for Richard.
In miami Richard was introduced to latín music at the age of 12. He began to mix jazz and latín.
and has developed his own unique style performing latín jazz.
He currently performs with Tekia Orchestra in Miami. He also performs as a showpianist,
His show consists of Music comedy, standards, International Music, and semi classical selections.
The ñame of his show is....., What is the definition of a semi classical pianist?
Richard is currently working on many CD projects. He is working on another Latín jazz CD.
a classical Jazz CD. And a romántic jazz CD.
Richard doubles on accordion, and incorporates the accordion in his shows.
He is working on a original gypsy style CD performing on the accordion.
He has recorded , arranged and performed on accordion on his new CD released. PolkaFest.
15 original Polkas.
A variety of polka styles and songs that has multiple International influences.
He is currently promoting PolkaFest with his new PolkaFest show.