Sergey Schepkin

The Russian-American pianist Sergey Schepkin has performed across the globe, from the United States to Russia to Japan to New Zealand. He made his Carnegie Hall recital debut in 1993 (at Weill Recital Hall) to an enthusiastic reception from the audience and The New York Times, and has performed on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center, Celebrity Series of Boston, LACMA and Maestro Series in Los Angeles, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, St. Petersburg Grand and Chamber Philharmonic Halls, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and the Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo, among many other venues and series. Schepkin’s discography includes major works by Bach (the complete Well-Tempered Clavier, all of the Partitas, the Italian Concerto, the French Overture, the Four Duets, and two recordings of the Goldberg Variations), Brahms (complete late piano works), Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Schnittke. His live performances and recordings have garnered critical acclaim from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, BBC Music Magazine, International Piano, Gramophone, Fanfare, and Musicweb-International. Schepkin’s repertoire extends from late Renaissance to the present day and includes several hundred piano and chamber works.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Schepkin studied piano at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Alexandra Zhukovsky and Grigory Sokolov. He made his orchestral debut with the St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra in 1984. After his move to the US in 1990, he studied with Russell Sherman at New England Conservatory (NEC), where he earned an Artist Diploma in 1992 and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1999. Since 1993, he has taught piano at the NEC Department of Preparatory and Continuing Education; since 2003, he has served as Associate Professor of Piano at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He also taught at the University of Iowa in 1997-98 and at The Boston Conservatory in 2006-07. He has been serving as Visiting Associate Professor at Boston University since 2011. Schepkin has presented lecture-recitals and master classes at NEC, UCLA, Oberlin, the San Francisco Conservatory, MIT, Longy, Duquesne, the Norwegian Academy of Music, and other institutions of higher learning.
Most of Schepkin’s albums are available for download on and iTunes. Sergey Schepkin is a Steinway Artist.