Roman Shapiro

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Individual performer Czech Republic

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Roman Shapiro's other performance experience includes singing Chinese opera on Chinese television, Baroque music (Monteverdi, Handel) with Moscow University Chamber Orchestra, as well as being a member of Voci di Ricci (a small singing company led by Dmitry Stepanovich from Stanislavsky Moscow Music Theatre, with which I have sung at the Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and Stt. Peter and Paul’s Lutheran Cathedral) and giving chamber and opera music concerts at various museums, libraries and churches in Moscow. He also performed at a series of concerts in Poland (August 2017, August 2019, October 2019), including concerts with the Symphony Orchestra of Jelenia Góra. As a child he sang at the Pokrovsky Opera children choir and the Ostozhenka children musical theatre (including tours in Turkey and the USA).

Teaching experience

Roman has taught music, including Chinese music and culture at universities in Russia and abroad. Currently he teaches at Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic).

Voice Instructors

  • Irina Dolzhenko (The Bolshoi soloist, People’s Artist of Russia)
  • Vladimir Kraitman (Maimonides Academy Professor)
  • Svetlana Yurasova  (Meritorious Artist of Russia)


  • Faculty of Music of the Maimonides Academy (Moscow), Opera / Vocal Art (Specialist Degree), 2018
  • Gnesin Academy of Music (Moscow), Opera / Vocal Art (Preparatory Course)
  • Institute for Asian and African Studies, Moscow University, Chinese Studies

Languages spoken/written

Russian (native), English (advanced), Mandarin (advanced), French (intermediate), Italian, German, Spanish (good reading skills), Hebrew, Czech


  • Special Prizes of the International „Rübezahl“ Competition (Poland, 2017 and 2019)
  • Especially Outstanding Artist status (אומן מצטיין במיוחד) granted by the Ministry of  Aliya and Integration of Israel (March 2019)

Operatic Experience

  • Bastien in “Bastien und Bastienne“ by W.A. Mozart (Sung in German, Moscow, Maimonides Academy Opera Studio, December  2015)
  • Don Basilio in „Le nozze di Figaro“ by W.A. Mozart (Sung in Italian, Moscow, Maimonides Academy Opera Studio, June  2016 and Jerusalem School of Music and Dance, July 2019)
  • Lensky in „Eugene Onegin“ by P.I. Tchaikovsky  Sung in Russian, Moscow, Maimonides Academy Opera Studio, December 2016)
  • Bomelius, the Tsar’s physician in „The Tsar’s Bride“ by N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov (Sung in Russian; Moscow, Maimonides Academy Opera Studio, June 2017)
  • Spiridone in „Il campanello” by G. Donizetti (Sung in Russian, Winterreise Project, Scriabin Museum December 2017 and Tchaikovsky Museum April 2018)
  • Operetta roles in the Magical Operetta Programme of Jerusalem School of Music and Dance (Jerusalem, July 2018)
  • Monostatos, First Priest, Second Armed Man in "Die Zauberflöte" by W.A. Mozart (Sung at Lyric Opera Studio Weimar, August 2018)

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