Lea Karpman began studying the violin in Israel as a child and continued her lifelong studies after relocating to the United States with her family. Her teachers included Emily C. Gregerson, Elliot Golub (Music of the Baroque) at the University of Chicago and Morris Gomberg at the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University as well as the renowned teacher and author, Samuel Applebaum.

Throughout her music career Lea has attended workshops, master classes and coaching sessions. She has participated in chamber music programs at Mannes College of Music/New School, the Chamber Music Workshop with coaches from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, as well as summer programs at Music Mountain, Vassar College and Dartmouth College.

Currently Lea performs with the baroque recorder ensemble, Musica Dolce; the Radiance Chamber Ensemble; and SOMA (Society for Musical Arts founded by Samuel Applebaum). Lea has also performed with the Metropolitan Orchestra of New Jersey (MONJ) and BONJ (Baroque Orchestra of NJ). She is a member of the Guild for Early Music (GEM) and performs annually with Musica Dolce at GEM’s Early Music Festival at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.

Lea is a member of Early Music America, Guild for Early Music, American Recorder Society, Highland Park Recorder Society, American String Teachers Association of New Jersey, American String Teachers Association and ACMP (Chamber Music Network). She is also affiliated with the NY-based music school Musika LLC.

Lea teaches violin privately at Fourelle Music Studio in Springfield, NJ.