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Jeremy Samolesky

Jeremy Samolesky

Ike and Rhonda Scott Endowed Professor




Jeremy Samolesky

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DMA, Eastman School of Music

MM, University of Washington

BM, University of Manitoba

About Me

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 in Solo Piano Performance. 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, Marjan Mozetich: The Complete Piano Music was 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 music programs throughout the U.S. For his achievements, he was awarded the “Excellence in Teaching” award from Auburn University and most recently the “2023 Top Teacher Award” from Steinway and Sons. 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. In his free time, Samolesky enjoys playing competitive tennis, cooking, traveling, and trying to unicycle.