We are a professional duet team of sisters who have been sharing music since childhood. Nanette was accepted to the Juilliard School Pre-College Division as a scholarship student at the age of nine, and Iris followed soon after beginning her piano study there. Practicing long hours, we battled for prime practice time on the one Steinway grand piano in our suburban Long Island home. We pursued our own paths, occasionally playing duets for informal family gatherings. After one such event in 1987, we discovered that despite disparate musical training, our bond as sisters provided a remarkable sense of shared artistic sensibilities, and that we were more simpatico with each other than with any other piano partner either of us had experienced. Thus, the Kaplan Duo was launched.
We bring to the rich four-hand repertoire a unique blend of individual virtuosity and exciting interpretations. We have appeared on numerous concert series on the East Coast and have performed for prestigious organizations in Washington, New York, and Puerto Rico.