Gena Raps studied with Artur Balsam, who considered her, Emanuel Ax and Murray Perahia his three star students. The New York Times wrote that her playing had "quiet majesty"; her performances have been described as "effortless and filled with passion". She has collaborated in chamber music concerts with artists such as Claude Monteux, Carol Wincenc, Charles Neidich, Artur Balsam, Kenneth Cooper among others. Gena Raps has taught at the Juilliard School and the Mannes College of Music. She has also received numerous prizes and honors, and has been on the jury for competitions at the Juilliard School and for the Fulbright Fellowship.