Dina Pruzhansky is a Russian-Israeli pianist and composer. After winning a number of nationwide music competitions in her native Azerbaijan, she emmigrated to Israel. Since 2006, Ms. Pruzhansky has resided in New York City.
A recent alumna of Mannes College for Music, she has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States, Russia, Israel, Belgium and Germany and has shared the stage with leading artists including soloists of the Metropolitan and San Francisco Opera Houses and with members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a composer, Ms Pruzhansky was selected as a finalist for the 2009 Fred Ebb Musical Theater Award, with her lyricist collaborator Matt Schatz. She is a member of the Tony-honored Advanced BMI musical theater workshop.
Her compositions have been broadcast in the US, Israel, Russia and Azerbaijan.
Recent premiere concert venues include the Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, the Bechstein piano center, the JCC Manhattan, the International “Limmud” Festival, the Yamaha piano salon, and the Laurie Beechman Theater. Ms Pruzhansky’s Art songs were selected for the Russian Cultural Heritage Festival in New York. Current projects include an opera, “Caravaggio,” commissioned by the Italian Academy Foundation, and arrangements of songs by Manuel de Falla for string orchestra.
Ms Pruzhansky holds a Masters Degree (Summa cum Laude) in Piano Performance from the Tel-Aviv Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, where she studied with Prof. Victor Derevianko, a former pupil of Heinrich Neuhaus. Her wide-ranging interests also led her to earn a degree in Art History.