Irina Kaplan Lande, piano
Irina Kaplan has served for over 20 years on the piano faculty at the Peabody Conservatory’s Preparatory Division, and trained in the famous tradition of piano playing at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia.
As an educator, Kaplan has performed and conducted masterclasses and workshops at Ohio State University, Florida State University, the University of Kansas, University of Georgia, Brigham Young University, the University of Miami, San Francisco State University, the University of Milan in Italy, and the University of Colima in Mexico, among others. Her students have participated in numerous competitions and have acheived successful placements at prestigious music schools and universities across the country.
In recent years, Kaplan has collaborated with such notable artists as Hilary Hahn and Anthony McGill, and has performed at festivals including the White Nights Festival in Russia, the Ravello, Amalfi Coast and Alba festivals in Italy, and the San Miguel de Allende Festival in Mexico.
Over the course of her career, Kaplan has championed the performance and promotion of new music, and with the Poulenc Trio has commissioned over twenty new compositions. Kaplan has been featured numerous times in live performance on the nationally-syndicated radio program Performance Today.
Irina serves as the Artistic Director of the Candlelight Concert Series in Columbia, Maryland.