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January 14, 2010

UW alumnus to perform piano works Jan. 17

UW alumnus Jeremy Samolesky, a former student of Robin McCabe who is now assistant professor of piano at Auburn University, performs works by Chopin in honor of the bicentennial of the composer’s birth in a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17 in Brechemin Auditorium. Prokofiev’s monumental Piano Sonata No. 6 is also on the program.


Known for his passion for both solo and collaborative piano performances, Samolesky has appeared in concert as a soloist and chamber pianist throughout Canada, the U.S., Italy, Austria, and Singapore. These performances earned him significant renown and resulted in a full recital at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., which was broadcast nationally on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.”


Samolesky achieved the rare distinction of graduating with two doctoral degrees from the Eastman School of Music: Piano Performance and Literature under the direction of Barry Snyder, and Accompanying and Chamber Music with Jean Barr. He earned his Master’s in Music, specializing in piano performance, at the UW.


Tickets for the concert are $10, cash or check at the door.