Department of Music

Jeremy Samolesky

Jeremy Samolesky

Full Professor
108 Goodwin Music Building
(334) 844-3165

Jeremy Samolesky, a native of Manitoba, Canada, serves as Professor of Piano and Head of Keyboard Studies at Auburn University. Known for his passion for both solo and collaborative performances, Samolesky has appeared on concert stages across four continents including a full recital at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., broadcast nationally on NPR’s “Performance Today.” Samolesky performs and teaches regularly at universities and conservatories around the world, with recent appearances throughout China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Colombia, Ecuador, Serbia, Italy and the U.S. His debut solo CD on Centaur Records was praised by critics as “brilliant,” “distinguished,” and “full of intensity and drama.” His subsequent CD with clarinetist David Odom Max Reger: The Complete Works for Clarinet and Piano, was released by Albany Records. Samolesky was selected as the 1st Place winner of the 2016-17 American Prize in Piano Performance, Professional Division, prompting head judge Jeffrey Biegel to write: “Love this playing; has tremendous potential for garnering major attention.” As a teacher, Dr. Samolesky’s students are frequent competition winners and regularly receive prestigious scholarships and assistantships 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, most recently as judge for the 2018 Hong Kong Schools Piano Competitions. Dr. Samolesky achieved the rare distinction of graduating with two doctoral degrees from the Eastman School of Music (Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano). He spends his summers as Artist Faculty at the Orfeo International Music Festival in Italy.

Last Updated: January 25, 2019