Meet the Board: Lisa Kaplan

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Born in Motown, Lisa Kaplan is a pianist specializing in the performance of new work by living composers and founding member of the 3-time GRAMMY Award-winning sextet eighth blackbird.  She has performed all over the country and has premiered new pieces by hundreds of composers, including Andy Akiho, Amy Kirsten, David Lang, Nico Muhly and Steve Reich. Kaplan has collaborated and made music with a an eclectic array of incredibly talented people - Mario Batali, Jeremy Denk, Bryce Dessner, Glenn Kotche, Will Oldham, Dawn Upshaw and Michael Ward-Bergeman to name a few. Recently she has greatly enjoyed the opportunity to do some composing and arranging for eighth blackbird.  Kaplan is a true foodie, gourmet cook, crossword & Scrabble addict, and outdoor adventurer. She has proudly summited Mt. Kilimanjaro.


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Chicago Chapter Executive Director - Sarah Jansen

President - Mark Hubbard

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