David Shunskis is a pianist who appears frequently as a soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist. His principal teacher was the late Vladimir Sokoloff of the Curtis Institute with whom he studied for over ten years. He has also studied with such legendary artist-teachers as Donn-Alexandre Feder, Orlando Cole, Edgar Ortenberg, Harvey Wedeen, and Tana Bawden.
Mr. Shunskis has taught piano and chamber music at Settlement Music School for over fifty years. Many of his students have become successful musicians. Mr. Shunskis regularly presents recitals and children’s concerts.
As a church musician, he has conducted performances of works by Fauré, Schubert, Gounod, and Menotti as well as Bach’s Keyboard Concerti. Mr. Shunskis’ performances at weddings and memorials have been favorably received.