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Auburn piano professor celebrates solo album's international release

Jeremy Samolesky and his piano music album

Ike and Rhonda Scott Endowed Professor of Piano Jeremy Samolesky has a new album of solo piano music, released on June 21 by Centaur Records and distributed internationally by Naxos Records.

"Marjan Mozetich: The Complete Piano Music" features music by the world-renowned Canadian composer, Marjan Mozetich. The album is the first professional recording of Mozetich's piano works in their entirety.

"I [first] discovered the music of Mozetich as an undergraduate student and was attracted to its deep emotional qualities that seem to communicate with a vast audience of listeners, from young to old, professional musicians to non-musicians," Samolesky said. "When I reached out to Mozetich about this recording project, he was thrilled with the idea and played an important role in navigating the interpretation of his works. His input was vital in further exploring the essence of each of his compositions."

Samolesky's newest album is also the first major recording project to be produced in the Department of Music's new, state-of-the-art recording studio. He collaborated with Recording Engineer Trammell Starks to produce the album.

"I was ecstatic to be able to use our phenomenal new recording facilities here at Auburn to produce this album. To have this project come to fruition using our own resources with the help of our incredible faculty, makes this album extra special," Samolesky said. "Working with Trammell was an incredible experience - his wealth of knowledge through the recording process and post-production was indispensable in creating the finished product."

"Marjan Mozetich: The Complete Piano Music" is Samolesky's fourth commercial release and second solo album. It is available on all streaming platforms.

Listen to the album.

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