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Eudice Shapiro was
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251 OF 1000 VERY RARE 1976
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WORLD FAMOUS VIOLINIST
WHO TAUGHT AT USC FOR 50 YEARS
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Eudice Shapiro, a violinist,
chamber musician, recording artist and USC faculty member since
1956, was born in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1914. She began
studying violin with her father when she was 5, won her first prize
when she was 10 and began her solo career with the Buffalo
Philharmonic when she was 12.
She studied with Gustave Tinlot at the Eastman School of Music in
Rochester, N.Y., and with Efrem Zimbalist at the Curtis Institute of
Music in Philadelphia.
She moved to Los Angeles in 1941 to begin a 23-year career playing
in Hollywood studios for Paramount, United Artists and RKO. She was
the first female concertmaster in any studio orchestra, beginning at
RKO, and by March 1943 was concurrently concertmaster at
She also began playing for the adventurous Evenings on the Roof
series, the predecessor of the Monday Evening Concert series, in
1943 as a member of the newly formed American Art Quartet, which
included violinist Robert Sushel, violist Virginia Majewski and
Shapiro's first husband, cellist Victor Gottlieb, who died in 1963.
On both series and at the Ojai Music Festival, she premiered works
by Aaron Copland, Ingolf Dahl, Lou Harrison, Darius Milhaud and Igor
Stravinsky, who became a friend until his death in 1971.
Shapiro appeared as a soloist under conductors Eugene Goossens,
Fritz Reiner and William Steinberg and played in chamber ensembles
that included Artur Schnabel, Bruno Walter, Lili Kraus, Rudolf
Firkusny and Milhaud.
Her USC colleagues included cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, violist
William Primrose and violinists Jascha Heifetz and Midori Goto. She
also taught for 17 years at summer music festivals in Aspen, Colo.;
Flagstaff, Ariz.; and Manchester, Vt.
Shapiro recorded for Columbia Masterworks, Crystal Records, Vanguard
and New World. In November 2006, Crystal Records reissued her recording
of works by Stravinsky and Lukas Foss with the American Art Quartet
and pianist Brooks Smith.
Eudice Shapiro died of natural causes Sept. 17 at her home in Studio City.
She was 93 and had been teaching at the USC Thornton School as
recently as May, said a spokeswoman for the school. She was surrounded
by family and friends at the time of her death.
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