Larisa Topolkaraeva - Piano
Larisa Topolkaraeva has been a member of the faculty at Lawrence Academy of Music since 1994. A native of Tbilisi, Georgia, Ms. Topolkaraeva began her piano studies at the age of five with her mother, a pianist. After receiving her B.A. in piano performance from the Tbilisi State Conservatory she moved to Moscow, where she earned her master's degree (with highest honor) and Ph.D in piano performance and pedagogy from the Russian State Academy of Music (formerly Gnesin's Institute) in Moscow. Prior to her move to Appleton, she taught piano at the numerous music academies in Tbilisi and Moscow.