About Lana Em

Lana Em

Pianist and Piano Teacher

 Lana Em was born and raised in Arkhangelsk City, Russia where she started piano in music school at age 5. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the Music College in Arkhangelsk and her Master's from the Academy of Arts and Culture in Samara, Russia. Having moved to California she studied under Richard Rodgers at the San Francisco Conservatory and worked with such outstanding musicians as Michael Goodwin, Conductor of the Auburn Symphony, Noah Horstock (viola), Dionisio Martinez (clarinet) at the Apollo Arts, CA.

In 2010 and 2011 Lana was invited to play with the Vietnamese Orchestra in DC.

Her greatest enjoyment is in playing chamber music, she also takes great pleasure in accompanying young musicians and teaching students of all ages in her private studio. Since 2009 Lana has performed in MD, VA and DC with duo and trio ensembles.

In recent years she has enjoyed accompanying talented instrumentalists on county and state competitions and festivals. In addition, as a collaborative pianist she works with the students of Yakov Shapiro, the concertmaster of Potomac Symphony Orchestra.