Pianist Kristi Lobitz has distinguished herself as an exceptional artist. She has drawn warm plaudits from audiences in England, Canada, Mexico and Hawaii. Her numerous local appearances have included solo performances with the Conejo Valley Symphony of Thousand Oaks, the El Camino College Symphony, and Pasadena's Repertoire Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Lobitz received her education at California Lutheran University, California State University, Northridge, and the University of Southern California and her teachers have included Robert Turner, James Bonn and Jakob Gimpel. She also attended Schiller College in Berlin, and studied there with Hans-Erich Riebensahm, a long-time faculty member of the Berlin Conservatory.
The first prize winner of the National Recording Competition, sponsored by the Music Teachers' National Association, Ms. Lobitz has served as pianist at the well known Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. She has appeared multiple times as both soloist and collaborative performer on the Artist-In-Residence recital series at El Camino College and on the Visiting Artist series at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She has been featured as Convention Artist for the Music Association of California Community Colleges aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach. In 2010 she presented a lecture and master classes in Tokyo for the Piano Teachers Guild of Japan
Ms. Lobitz is also active in the Music Teachers Association of California, currently serving as the Southern California chair for the highly regarded State Piano Concerto and Solo Competitions. She maintains a private piano studio in Pasadena where she has coached award winning young pianists. Ms. Lobitz is a member of the piano faculties at Loyola Marymount University, El Camino College and Pasadena City College.