Preparatory Division Faculty

Gena Raps
M.S., The Juilliard School; B.A., Brooklyn College; graduate studies, New York University. Piano studies with Artur Balsam, Irwin Freundlich. Chamber music studies with Artur Balsam, Luigi Silva, Joseph and Lillian Fuchs.
Piano; Chamber Music

Profile:
Winner, WQXR “Talent in Our Schools” competition. Faculty Development Grant from New School University. Founding member, New York Lyric Arts Trio.  Solo and chamber music performances in major concert halls throughout the U.S., the Philippines, and Europe. International radio and television appearances. New York premieres of works by Farrenc, Piston, Musgrave, and Dvořák. Founder and artistic director, Downeast Chamber Music Series. Creator of “Look Who's Bach” (concert play for children) “Play Bach,” and “Mother Goose and More” albums for Classic Raps Records. Recordings of complete Mozart four-hand works and Dvořák Slavonic Dances with Artur Balsam. Other recordings for Arabesque, Naxos, and Musical Heritage Society. Former Faculty, The Juilliard School, Sarah Lawrence College, Weatherfield Music Festival, California Summer Music. Faculty, Mannes Extension division since 1996, College Division since 1997, Preparatory Division since 1970.

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