Katya Kramer-Lapin

Piano

Charismatic pianist and recording artist Katya Kramer-Lapin debuted with her solo album “Luminescence” at Oclassica digital label in the Spring of 2022, representing various piano works of the romantic era, piano transcriptions, and music by living composers. Katya’s solo concert appearances include UNESCO Headquarters, patroned by John Paul II in Paris, France; World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC, as well as solo and chamber performances in major halls in Taiwan, Europe and Russia. One of Katya’s passions is the genre of piano-transcriptions. As an educator and interpreter, Katya’s solo recent engagements represent various important works of this genre. In addition to solo career, Katya enjoys being a co-founder of “Duo Amabile”, a violin-piano duet with her husband, violinist Matvey Lapin. The duo performs extensively live and livestream throughout the United States.

Katya hails from Moscow City Russia, where she entered Gnessin School of Music at the age of 5, the professional institution for young, gifted children. During her studies there, Katya appeared at the Moscow State Conservatory Hall stage at the age of 13. Immediately after her graduation, Katya was granted the scholarship to study in Cologne, Germany at the Hochschuele Fuer Musik. During her concert tour to the US in 1997, Katya was invited to attend Oberlin College Conservatory, provided a full scholarship. Upon her graduation at Oberlin in 2003 Katya was invited to do her graduate work (Masters, Artist Diploma, the terminate degree in music/piano) at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. During her years in Bloomington, IN, Katya held the position of an Adjunct Professor of Music and Collaborative Pianist at DePauw University School of Music. Her chamber collaborations included concert appearances with the soloists of New York Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as world-renowned recitalists, chamber musicians. Katya’s recordings were often broadcasted on the National Public Radio. For two summers Katya served as faculty/guest artist at the International Summer Festival “Ameropa”in Prague, Czech Republic. Katya now resides in Cary NC, where she and her husband raise their four children.

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