Summer festival continues Wednesday with married performers Duo Amabile

Monday, June 13, 2011

The 2011 Greencastle Summer Music Festival continues Wednesday as Duo Amabile (violinist Matvey Lapin and DePauw University faculty/staff pianist Katya Kramer-Lapin) play a program of Russian music for violin and piano.

There is no admission charge for the 7:30 p.m. performance at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church.

The program will include Karol Szyman-owski's Sonata for Piano and Violin, Op. 9; Nicolas Medtner's Sonaten-Triade for Piano, Op. 11; and Sergey Prokofiev's Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35-bis.

Since its 2003 debut, Duo Amabile has presented violin and piano recitals throughout the United States.

Married since 2004, Matvey and Katya Lapin bring to their collaborations virtuosity, enthusiasm and striking passion. Their repertoire ranges from 18th- to 21st-century music, and includes works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Stravinsky and Bartok, among many others.

Popular with young audiences, they present lecture-performances and workshops in conjunction with their concerts. Currently, Duo Amabile performs throughout the country. From 2007 to 2010 they have presented cyclical concerts, including all the violin sonatas of Beethoven and Brahms.

Matvey Lapin enjoys his freelance performing career, including both modern and Baroque violin engagements. He graduated from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia, completing his undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate courses in violin performance.

Katya Kramer-Lapin is currently on the DePauw School of Music faculty as assistant professor of music and staff accompanist. She received her master's degree and performer's diploma at IU School of Music. She earned bachelor's degrees at Oberlin College Conservatory and Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne, Germany.

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