Dmitri Novgorodsky ’94MM, ’99MMA, ’03DMA, a pianist, has been appointed to the faculty of the School of Music at SUNY-Fredonia. Novgorodsky will be Assistant Professor of Music, a tenure-track position.
For the past three years, Novgorodsky has served on the piano faculty at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. He has also taught at Grand Valley State University, the University of Wisconsin, and Lawrence University Conservatory of Music.
Of his new position at SUNY, he said, "I am very excited to be moving back and to be rejoining the academic and musical life of the United States."
Hailed by the press as a "...breathtaking" and "...stunning" pianist, Dmitri Novgorodsky was born to a musical family in Odessa. At the age of 16, he won first prize in the Kazakhstan National Piano Competition. He later won the Gold Medal of the National Festival of the Arts. After graduating from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with high honors, Mr. Novgorodsky immigrated to Israel in 1991. The following year he moved to the United States to study with Boris Berman at the Yale School of Music.
Mr. Novgorodsky has appeared in Russia, Ukraine, Byelorussia, Kazakhstan, Israel, France, Austria, Canada, Turkey, and Taiwan. A CD of pieces for oboe and piano by twentieth-century Russian/Soviet composers, recorded in collaboration with Mark Fink, was released by the University of Wisconsin Madison Press in 2007.
For more information, visit his website.