Pianist Kelly Karamanov has performed in ensembles such as the St. Louis Symphony, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and was Principal Piano in the West Michigan Symphony.
Other performances include a Carnegie Hall concert with the Holland Chorale and numerous chamber music recitals including the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck, and The Block (Muskegon). In February 2017, she performed as a soloist in the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the West Michigan Symphony.
A dedicated teacher, Kelly maintains a private studio for individual piano lessons where she enjoys teaching students of all ages. Kelly completed her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance at Ball State University where she studied with Dr. Raymond Kilburn. While at Ball State, Kelly created a group piano program for adult students in the community. She also spent two summers studying with Norman Krieger at the Brevard Music Center.
In addition to her busy collaborative piano career, Kelly enjoys swimming and cooking. She lives in St. Louis with her husband, St. Louis Symphony bassoonist Vincent Karamanov.