Wed, Jun 08|
Classical Piano Benefit Concert to Support Children in Ukraine
With Katya Kramer-Lapin
Time & Location
Jun 08, 2022, 7:00 PM
Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
About The Event
Please join us in Temple Emanuel's beautiful sanctuary for a fundraising classical music concert in solidarity and support with the children of Ukraine. World-renowned artist, Katya Kramer-Lapin will perform at this concert and is proud to convey her message of love and hope through the language of music.
Doors open at ~ 6:30 p.m.
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 her 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 live stream 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 a scholarship to study in Cologne, Germany at the Hochschule 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 the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as world-renowned recitalists, and 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.