Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

Nanette  Kaplan Solomon

Nanette Kaplan Solomon

Piano Division

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Nanette Kaplan Solomon, pianist and Professor of Music Emerita from Slippery Rock University, performs frequently as soloist and chamber musician. She has performed at numerous national and international conferences on five continents. Dr. Solomon’s involvement with the works of women composers has led to invitations to perform lecture recitals at festivals and conferences throughout the United States. She has been a soloist with orchestras in Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, as well as featured artist with the Butler (PA), Youngstown and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras.  Dr. Solomon has also performed at the Phillips Collection and the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., Wigmore Hall in London, the Lincoln Center Library in New York City, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.  Her four compact discs- piano music of Nikolai Lopatnikoff (Laurel), Character Sketches and Sunbursts (Leonarda) and Badinage: Piano Music of Mana-Zucca (Albany) have received critical acclaim. Dr. Solomon received her early training as a scholarship student at the Juilliard School. She received a B.A. degree magna cum laude from Yale College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, an M.M. from the Yale School of Music and a D.M.A. from Boston University.