Gena Raps

Precollege Faculty:

Gena Raps, Piano Faculty

Gena Raps’ performances and recordings, particularly of Dvorak and Mozart for Arabesque and Naxos, have received international praise, “building with quiet majesty” (NY Times). Raps recorded the complete Mozart 4-hand repertoire with Artur Balsam and Mozart at 8 with Carol Wincenc for Naxos. She created and produced the CDs Play Bach!, called “Season’s Best” (Sesame St. Parenting Magazine), and Mother Goose and More with Julie Andrews and Peter Schickele. She was featured on the PBS series Women Alive!. Raps has also recorded the late piano works of Brahms and has toured internationally. She has taught at the Juilliard School, Sarah Lawrence College, and is on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music. Ms. Raps is currently the music editor of Persimmon Tree.

Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2022.

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