Katya Kramer-Lapin is one of those rare pianists whose artistic sensibilities seem perfectly at home in the music of such polar opposites as J.S Bach and Schnittke, Bartok and Rachmaninov. Kramer-Lapin enjoys her career both as a solo performer as well as chamber musician. She devotes much of her concert schedule to recitals, but also regularly appears as a soloist and chamber player. Kramer-Lapin has concertized across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Russia, giving concerts in major concert halls.
Katya Kramer-Lapin is currently on faculty at DePauw University School of Music as a Part-Time Assistant Professor of Music and Staff-Accompanist. She is also a faculty member at the “Ameropa International Summer Festival and Mastercourses” in Prague, Czech Republic. Kramer-Lapin frequently collaborates with the soloists of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra as well as Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Her performances are often broadcasted on the National Public Radio.
Kramer-Lapin holds her Artist Diploma, Masters and Performer’s Diploma from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She earned her bachelor’s degrees at Oberlin College Conservatory and Hohschule fur Musik in Cologne (Germany).
Native of Russia (MoscowCity), Kramer-Lapin started taking piano lessons at the age of five, while she began her studies at the Special Music Lyceum for gifted children. Her first solo concert appearances at the age of ten included Moscow State Conservatory Halls, Bolshoy Theater, among other important venues in the country.
Kramer-Lapin is a winner of the following competitions: “Forum of Young Pianists”, Athens, Greece and the Rudolf Serkin Award (Oberlin College, Oberlin OH)