Death of an influential pianist, 79main
Former students are mourning the death of Karen Shaw, professor of piano at the Jacobs School of Music at the University of Indiana from 1968 and an acclaimed performer in her own right.
Steven Spooner writes: ‘For those of you who didn’t know her well, you missed a gem. Loyal, straightforward, sincere, believe it or not, tender, and always on your side…’
JamesLesniak adds: ‘Grateful for the extraordinary influence of Karen Shaw. She was the ideal teacher for me during my MM at IU, and has left a legacy of stunning pianists during her tenure at IU.’