Piano; Staff Accompanist
An internationally accomplished, charismatic and inspiring pianist Katya Kramer-Lapin maintains her career as a solo pianist, chamber collaborator, as well as an educator. Her concert venues include appearances at the UNESCO Headquarters (Paris, France), sponsored by Pope John Paul II, in addition to solo and chamber concerts in major concert halls in Europe and Asia. Kramer-Lapin frequently performs with soloists of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and her chamber performances are often broadcasted on the National Public Radio. Kramer-Lapin holds Artist Diploma, Master's and Performer Diploma degrees from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She received her bachelor degrees at Oberline College Conservatory and Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne (Germany). During the summer of 2012, she was on faculty teaching piano at the Ameropa International Summer Music Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, which featured concerts in the Prague Philharmonic Hall. She is a co-founder of Duo Amabile violin/piano duet with her husband Matvey Lapin, an internationally recognized violinist and former member of world-renowned St Petersburg String Quartet. The duo has performed extensively throughout the United States since 2003. Popular among diverse audiences, the duo represents a wide range of musical repertoire. Kramer-Lapin maintains an extensive private piano studio.