DePauw School of Music faculty members Claude Cymerman and Katya Kramer-Lapin will come together for a performance of compositions for two pianos ranging from a refined classical sonata to scintillating tangos. The faculty recital begins at 3 p.m. in the venue, which is located within the Green Center for the Performing Arts.
An active solo recitalist and chamber music collaborator, Kramer-Lapin enjoys performing internationally. Her venues include appearances at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, Moscow Conservatory Hall, major concert halls in Germany and Eastern Europe, as well as a concert tour to Taiwan.
Kramer-Lapin received her master's and performance diploma at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, studying under Professor Shigeo Neriki. She earned her bachelor's degrees at Oberlin College Conservatory and Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Germany. Kramer-Lapin is a part-time assistant professor of music and staff accompanist at DePauw.
Cymerman, Siegesmund Professor of Music at the School of Music at DePauw University since 1996, graduated with highest honors from the Conservatoire National Supérieur De Musique in Paris. He has won numerous French national and international competitions, and was recognized by the late French President Georges Pompidou in a special ceremony as "outstanding pianist." Cymerman made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1985 and has had four concerts at the fabled venue since.
An extensive performer and soloist of standard repertoire, Cymerman is also known for performing unusual solo and chamber music, such as neglected works by child prodigy Erich Korngold, tangos by Astor Piazzolla, and his own transcription of Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky.
Sunday afternoon's concert is free and open to the public.
The DePauw University School of Music is one of the oldest private institutions for post-secondary music instruction in the United States.