Don Shabkie is available as a pianist for a large variety of musical events. He plays regularly at the Westin Poinsett Hotel in Greenville, SC, as well as performing as a solo pianist.
His repertoire includes original works, extensive Classical works, Celtic, jazz, and a variety of other adapted songs.
Price Range: $250-500
Gig Length: 90 - 180 minutes
For Don Shabkie's biography, please visit www.donaldshabkie.com
You will find much helpful information here about his music.
Don holds a B.M.piano performance (cum laude) from Furman University, and he also attended Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
Original Works include:Leah's Pavane/Arabesque/Sonata #1/ Jazz Rondo/Mazurka and Reel/Fantasia on Themes from Carmina Burana/ Folk Dance Suite for Flute and Piano/ Improvisations on Celtic Tunes/Spontaneous ImprovisationsAlso: Barcarolle--Frederic Chopin/Etudes--Alexander Scriabin/ Waltzes--Frederic Chopin
The Item, Sumter (SC) Daily Newspaper, February 20, 2005.
"Valentine performance offers variety of classics"
"Pianist Donald Shabkie began the evening up-tempo with the fast-paced Piano sonata in A minor by Domenico Scarlatti. Two later etudes by Alexander Scriabin also showcased Shabkie's direct approach, forgoing dramatics for a studied, forceful musical interpretation, one filled with passionate phrasing and clear articulation".
Review by Jane E. Collins, Special to The Item