Bob Lappin is proud to be a Steinway Artist
In 2004, Maestro Lappin was honored by Florida Atlantic University with the 2004-2005 Cultural Leader of the Year Award for his outstanding leadership, and involvement in community outreach and education. Maestro Lappin was the first recipient of the prestigious award. At that time he also accepted the position of Florida Atlantic University’s Distinguished Artist in Residence.
In 2006, Maestro Lappin appeared again at Carnegie Hall in a star-studded New York Pops tribute to its late founder, Skitch Henderson. During this concert he conducted the orchestra and played the piano to shouts of bravo and standing ovations for his interpretation of Strings On Fire, The Man I Love and Long Ago and Far Away . Other guest artists appearing that evening included Liza Minnelli, Elaine Stritch, Kid Rock, Darlene Love and more.
Maestro Lappin has appeared as guest conductor with the Pittsburgh, Omaha, Calgary, Chattanooga and Florida Orchestras, and with the Seattle and Syracuse Symphonies, to name a few (in 1994 he and The Palm Beach Pops were invited to perform at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City's Lincoln Center -- (a first for any Florida orchestra) -- and for the North Shore Hospital at the Phipps Estate on Long Island).