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Musician Kathryn Votapek discusses parents' influence on her life

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It should come as no surprise that Kathryn Votapek is a musician, as both of her parents are pianists.  Her father, Ralph Votapek, was the first winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

But Kathryn and her musician brothers chose other instruments, and her career path led her to the music faculty at the University of Michigan, where she is a lecturer in violin.

 

Current State’s Scott Pohl recently met with Kathryn  and her father Ralph at the Cook Recital Hall in the MSU Music Building and talked about how her parents influenced her life and work.

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