Russian-Israeli pianist Dina Pruzhansky started her music studies at the age of six. At the same time, she began composing her first works. After winning a nationwide piano competition in her native Azerbaijan while still in her early teens, she immigrated to Israel.
She has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals throughout Israel, Russia, Belgium, Germany and the United States, and has shared the stage with many leading artists, including the soloists of the New Israeli Opera and members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Since her arrival in the United States in the fall of 2006, she has been residing in NYC, and has been featured in numerous performances in NYC concert venues, including the Union Club, Steinway Hall, the Yamaha Piano Salon, Scandinavia House, The Ukrainian Institute, the Russian Permanent Mission to the U.N. and others.
Classical and musical theater works written by Dina Pruzhansky have been performed at major halls in Israel, such as the Jerusalem Music Academy and the Blumenthal Music Hall in Tel Aviv. Her art songs were selected for the Russian Cultural Heritage Festival 2007 in New York. Her reed organ pieces, commissioned by Artis Wodehouse, were also premiered in NYC. Israeli Radio has broadcast Ms. Pruzhansky’s works, where she was also featured in numerous interviews. She is a composer at the BMI Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theater Workshop, where her current projects include a musical adaptation of Mike Leigh’s film “Secrets and Lies”.
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.