Pianist Jeremy Samolesky recital and master class

  • Jeremy Samolesky


On Friday, March 8 at 1pm, pianist Jeremy Samolesky, from Auburn University, will perform a solo piano recital including works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Debussy, Liszt, and Marjan Mozetich.

At 2pm, following the recital, Professor Samolesky will give a master class for the music department piano majors.

This event will take place in Winifred Smith Hall and is free and open to the public.

Steinway Artist Jeremy Samolesky, a native of Manitoba, Canada, serves as the Ike and Rhonda Scott Endowed Professor of Piano at Auburn University. Samolesky has appeared on concert stages across four continents, with recent appearances throughout China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Colombia, Ecuador, Serbia, Italy and the U.S. His debut solo CD Dichotomy: Music of Chopin and Prokofiev on Centaur Records was praised by critics as “brilliant,” “distinguished,” “full of intensity and drama,” (Classical Music Review) and was selected as the 1st place winner of The American Prize. His subsequent CD’s with clarinetist David Odom, Max Reger: The Complete Works for Clarinet and Piano, and saxophonist Michael Pendowski, Hot Sonate, were released by Albany Records. Samolesky’s most recent album, The Complete Piano Music by Marjan Mozetich, will be released by Centaur Records in 2024.

Dedicated to the promotion of new music, Samolesky often works directly with living composers in preparing their works, having given premiere performances by Daniel Dorff, David Maslanka, David Plylar, and Carl Vollrath. Broadcasts of his performances have been heard on Seattle’s KING FM, Georgia Public Radio, Troy Public Radio, Canada Broadcasting Company (CBC), and NPR, including a full recital from the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. featured on Performance Today.

As a teacher, Dr. Samolesky’s students are frequent competition winners and regularly receive prestigious scholarships at renowned graduate music programs throughout the U.S. For his achievements, he was awarded the “Excellence in Teaching” award from Auburn University. In demand as an adjudicator, Samolesky regularly serves as a judge throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Dr. Samolesky achieved the rare distinction of earning two doctoral degrees and the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. He spends his summers as Artist Faculty at the Orfeo International Music Festival in Italy, and often performs together with his wife, flutist Dr. Alina Windell Samolesky. 

March 8, 2024 - 1:00pm