Steven Shaiman appointed director of Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s education and community engagement and Hilton Head International Piano Competition

Posted on: June 28, 2022

Veteran arts administrator STEVEN SHAIMAN has been named the director of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s education and community engagement activities and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. He joined the South Carolina-based organization in June. Shaiman succeeds HHIPC Director Mona Huff, who led the competition for over a decade. Previously, Shaiman served as senior vice president and director of artist management at Concert Artists Guild in New York City for more than 16 years. Prior to that, he worked at IMG Artists in various capacities for nearly 13 years, managing artists including Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, James Galway, André Watts, John Eliot Gardiner, The King’s Singers, and Canadian Brass. He has served for three decades as a trustee of the New York Youth Symphony, the organization with which he started his career as manager of operations, after earning a degree in arts management from Oberlin College. Following a hybrid working situation this summer, Shaiman and his wife, Laura, a seasoned music educator, will move from Long Island, NY, to the Lowcountry, SC.