Irwin Shung received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in January, 2015, where he studied with Dr. Daniel Shapiro and occasionally substituted for him from 2012-2015. Dr. Shung joined the Institute’s faculty in July, 2015 and teaches at the Case Western Reserve University.
In May 2010, Dr. Shung received his Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute along with a Dean’s award for holding the single highest GPA among CIM graduates that year. He completed his undergraduate education at The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he attained a Bachelor’s of Music in Piano Performance with the Pauline Favin Memorial Award. He was a winner in the 19th annual Darius Milhaud Competition in February 2012, as well as the Young Artist International Pianist Competition in June 2012.
While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Shung also achieved a Bachelor’s of Art in Biology, a pre-medical degree.
Dr. Shung has received instruction on piano from various distinguished teachers, including Daniel Shapiro (Cleveland Institute), Marian Hahn (Peabody Conservatory), Leon Fleisher (Peabody Conservatory), Herbert Stessin (Juillard School), and Gabriel Chodos (New England Conservatory). He has performed in various states across the U.S., as well as in China and Singapore. His concert in the U.S. State Department in 2012 was praised by the State Magazine for its “ease, technique, and musicianship.”