Dmitry Samogray

 

         piano

Recognized as a “thoughtful player” whose playing exhibits “stylistic mastery and playful lightness” by the press, American pianist, Dmitry Samogray, performs solo and chamber music recitals regularly throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.  

 

A passionate and dynamic chamber musician, Dmitry is a top prize winner at the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition and a founding member of several ensembles, including the Rácz-Samogray Duo, Trio Accendo, and the Nubar Trio.  Rácz-Samogray Duo’s Zagreb debut at the HGZ Concert Hall was described as “an inimitable musical evening filled with beauty and emotion” (HRsvijet.net).  Following a recital at the Lisinski Hall, Trio Accendo was praised for its “attentive interpretations, synchronized musical intent, and a rich tone” (Klasika.hr). In addition to standard repertoire, Dmitry is committed to the exploration of wrongfully neglected music, including works for non-standard, mixed ensembles.  

 

As soloist, Dmitry has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall under the auspices of the American Fine Arts Festival for three consecutive seasons.  Other festival appearances include PagArt Festival (Croatia), KD Festival (Croatia), International Festival "Umbria Classica" (Italy), and Leonardo De Lorenzo Festival (Italy).  

 

Born in Tashkent, Dmitry studied at the Uspensky School of Music with Tatyana Sotnikova before moving to the United States. He has worked with prominent Russian virtuosos Alexander Shtarkman and Larissa Dedova, earning his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, respectively.  He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Music at the University of Maryland, College Park.