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Mon, Mar 21


Temple Emanuel

For Ukraine: Benefit Concert for Humanitarian Aid

100 % of the ticket sales and donations for this incredible concert will go to the Greensboro Jewish Federation Global Emergency Fund for the Crisis in Ukraine!

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For Ukraine: Benefit Concert for Humanitarian Aid
For Ukraine: Benefit Concert for Humanitarian Aid

Time & Location

Mar 21, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 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 Ukrainian people.  The world-renowned artists performing at this concert are proud to convey their message of love and hope through the language of music.

Please note that FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED inside the Temple.  (The performers, however, are not required to wear masks during the performance.)


Cost of the ticket: Suggested donation is $25 per ticket, but there is no limit in donation above this amount. Students and/or anyone in need, can sign up to attend for the reduced rate of $15, or donate any amount they can afford at the door.  Tickets and donations can also be made at the door.  Doors open at ~ 6:30 p.m.

100 percent of the ticket sales and all donations for this concert will be donated by Temple Emanuel to the Greensboro Jewish Federation Global Emergency Fund for the Crisis in Ukraine - Click here to learn more about this fund.

If you cannot attend the concert and would still like to make a donation, please click here and select "Benefit Concert for Ukraine" when making your donation of any amount. 100% of your contribution will be donated to the Greensboro Jewish Federation Global Emergency Fund for the Crisis in Ukraine.

We want the Ukrainian community to feel they are not alone. Our hearts are with Ukraine. Please join us - we look forward to seeing you there!



About the Musicians:


The charismatic pianist and recording artist Katya Kramer-Lapin have made concert appearances at the UNESCO Headquarters (Paris, France), the World Bank, and International Monetary Fund (Washington, DC), as well as solo and chamber concerts in major halls in Taiwan, Russia, and many European countries. Her chamber collaborations include concert appearances with the soloists of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as world-renowned recitalists and chamber musicians. Katya’s recordings have been broadcasted on the National Public Radio.  One of her recent projects is the upcoming release of her debut digital album,  showcasing works by romantic composers of the 20th century as well as music of living composers. Katya hails from Moscow, Russia.  At the age of 5, she entered the Gnessin School of Music, the professional institution for young, gifted children. Katya appeared at the Moscow Conservatory Hall at the age of 13. Immediately after her graduation, Katya was granted a scholarship to study in Cologne, Germany at the Hochschule Fur Musik. During her concert tour in the US in 1997, Katya was invited to attend Oberlin College Conservatory on a full scholarship. Upon her graduation, at Oberlin in 2003, Katya was invited to do her graduate work (Masters, Artist Diploma, the terminal degree in music/piano) at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. During her years in Indiana (Bloomington), Katya held the position of a part-time Assistant Professor of Music and Collaborative Pianist at DePauw University School of Music. She is a winner of the “Forum of Young Pianists ”competition in Athens, Greece, and the Rudolf Serkin Award (Oberlin College, Oberlin OH). One of Katya’s passions is the arrangement and performance of piano transcriptions. Katya’s recent solo engagements represent various important works of this genre, which allows the piano to represent the whole orchestra.  In addition to her solo career, Katya enjoys being a co-founder of “Duo Amabile,” a violin-piano duet with her husband Matvey Lapin. The duo performs extensively live and live stream throughout the United States.  They have four children and live in Cary, North Carolina.


Vyacheslav Gryaznov is a Russian classical pianist, recording artist, transcriber, composer, and assistant professor of piano. In 2006, he studied at the Moscow Conservatory under Yuri Slesarev and post-graduate studies in 2009. Since 2008, he has held the position of teaching assistant in the Piano Department of the Moscow Conservatory. Beginning with the 2008/2009 concert season, V. Gryaznov has belonged to the Moscow Philharmonic Society which represents him in Russia. Since 2012, he has worked as a visiting professor of piano at Kurashiki Sakuyo University of Science and Arts in Japan. In 2014 Vyacheslav signed a contract with Schott Music, the leading publisher for classical and contemporary music. (Excerpted from his Wikipedia page)


Elzbieta Tokarska is a violinist from Poland pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Violin Performance at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, where she studies with Prof. Marjorie Bagley. Currently she is a violinist at the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Elzbieta received her Bachelor degree, Master degree and Artist Diploma in Violin Performance at the Columbus State University, Schwob School of Music as a student of Prof. Sergiu Schwartz. Previously she was trained at the Feliks Nowowiejski Music Academy in Bydgoszcz and throughout her education in Poland Elzbieta was awarded top prizes in national competitions, including J.S. Bach (2005) and Torun (2006). In the summer 2013 Elzbieta was touring around Japan in a series of violin/piano duo concerts with her brother Kamil Tokarski which was supported by the Polish Embassy in Japan and the Polish Institute in Tokyo. In 2014 she was awarded the Alternate Winner of Georgia MTNA Competition “Young Artist Performance” and the Winner of Concerto Competition at Schwob School of Music. In 2017 she performed as a soloist with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra and in Carnegie Hall in New York City as the second prize winner of the American Fine Arts Festival International Concerto Competition. Elzbieta served as an Adjunct Professor at the LaGrange College and various other educational institutions from Elementary Schools to Youth Orchestras.


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