Department of Music

Jeremy Samolesky

Jeremy Samolesky

108 Goodwin Music Building
(334) 844-3165

DMA - Eastman School of Music, Piano Performance

DMA - Eastman School of Music, Accompanying and Chamber Music

MM - University of Washington, Piano Performance

BM -Univeristy of Manitoba, Piano Performance

Jeremy Samolesky, a native of Manitoba, Canada, currently serves as Professor of Piano at Auburn University, where he is Piano Area Coordinator and teaches applied piano. Known for his passion for both solo and collaborative performances, Samolesky has appeared in concert as a soloist and chamber pianist throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, including a full recital at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., which was broadcast nationally on NPR’s “Performance Today.” Dr. Samolesky achieved the rare distinction of graduating with two doctoral degrees from the Eastman School of Music in New York: a feat permitted just once before in the school’s history. Recent appearances include lecturer and soloist at the World Piano Conference in Serbia (2013), a performance tour of music conservatories in Colombia and Ecuador (2014), Thailand and Malaysia (2015), and Guest Artist at the Orfeo Festival in Italy (2016). Praised by critics as “brilliant,” “distinguished,” and “full of intensity and drama,” Samolesky’s debut solo CD was released by Centaur Records in 2015 and was recently selected as the 2016-17 Winner of The American Prize in Piano Performance. His subsequent CD with clarinetist David Odom was released on Albany Records and features the complete music for clarinet and piano by Max Reger.

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 2012 “Excellence in Teaching” award from Auburn University. Samolesky currently serves on the executive board of the Alabama Music Teachers’ Association and is sought after as an adjudicator throughout the region.

Last Updated: October 19, 2017