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Katya Kramer-Lapin is an American concert pianist, educator, and recording artist for the Oclassica label.
Her recent and upcoming solo appearances include the Pianofête Piano Festival in Vashon WA, the UNESCO headquarters under the auspices of John Paul II in Paris, France, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC, and solo and chamber music performances at Steinway Piano Galleries and major halls in Taiwan, Europe and the United States.
Katya’s chamber music collaborations have included concerto performances with world-renowned recitalists and chamber musicians such as violinist Kuan Chong Lu and principal horn Phil Myers of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and Jeffrey Nelson, hornist of the Brass Quintet. Katya has accompanied master classes by Yo Yo Ma, Renee Fleming and other guest artists at DePauw University School of Music.

Katya is currently a frequent adjudicator at various junior piano competitions throughout the United States. She has been a prize winner of numerous international and national competitions, including 1st prizes at the Forum of Young Pianists, Rudolph Sirkin Piano Competition, Piano Matenee Competition.

Katya studied in Cologne, Germany, at the Hochschuele Fuer Musik and graduated from Oberlin College Conservatory, OH, in 2003. Katya is a Master’s graduate in piano performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University Bloomington, where she received from Professor Shigeo Neriki in the Artist Diploma Programme, the terminate degree in music.

Katya is a dedicated piano educator with 20 years of teaching experience. During her time in Bloomington, Katya was an associate Instructor of piano and music theory at Indiana University Jacob’s School of Music, providing group lessons including piano lab, music theory, and aural skills. From 2006 to 2013, Katya served as adjunct professor of music and collaborative pianist at DePauw University School of Music. For several years Katya was a performer and lecturer at the Ameropa Summer Music Festival and Master classes in Prague, Czech Republic. She is the founder, professor, and artistic director of Piano Studio, where she offers lessons and educational programmes for all ages and levels.
Katya currently collaborates with her husband, violinist Matvey Lapin, in the violin-piano “Duo Amabile”. The duo performs numerous live concerts and livestreams throughout the United States.

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