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Nanette Kaplan Solomon, Professor of Music at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, received her early piano training at the Juilliard School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Yale University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Claude Frank; and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University. Solomon has studied and coached with other prominent pianists, including Ward Davenny, Leonard Shure, Leon Fleisher, and Eugene List.

Solomon's many awards include a fellowship to Tanglewood and an award from the French Piano Institute in Paris. She was a semi-finalist in the University of Maryland International Piano Competition, winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society auditions, and a finalist in Marvin Hamlisch's "Search for a Star" sponsored by the Pittsburgh Symphony.

Recital appearances have included performances at the prestigious Phillips Collection series in Washington, DC; the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach; the Mozarteum in Salzburg; and Wigmore Hall in London. She has been invited to perform at conferences in the United States and Europe. Solomon has performed with the Pittsburgh and Youngstown Symphony Orchestras. Nanette lives in New Castle, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.





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