The Kennedy Center

Sam Post



Biography

Sam Post is award-winning pianist and composer who delights audiences with his vibrant, approachable compositions spanning classical, jazz, and folk styles. He has won praise in the Washington Post for his abilities at the piano ("confident, yet sensitive"), in the Bay Area Reporter for his chamber symphony ("Post has created a breathtaking musical joy ride"), and from such luminaries such as Renée Fleming (“incredibly gifted”) and Yo-Yo Ma (“totally awesome”) for his all-around musicianship.

In 2017 Sam’s String quartet “Sketches from Kazakhstan” premiered at Davies Hall with members of the San Francisco Symphony, and the Symphony commissioned him to orchestrate the piece for theri SoundBox concert series last December. Sam’s latest solo album “Dizzy Days” made W. Royal Stokes’ notable jazz releases for 2017, and No Depression called it “dazzling in its knife-sharp precision and riveting craftsmanship.” Sam is music director of the Kassia Music Collective, a chamber group dedicated to creating and performing new music with a connection to the classics. He joined the faculty at Levine Music in 2013.

Watch Past Performances

Video 5/2/2018: On One Accord: Musical Tribute to Jewish American and African American Composers

On One Accord: Musical Tribute to Jewish American and African American Composers weaves together two cultures—the music and message—featuring soprano Arianna Zukerman; tenor Issachah Savage; composer Samuel Post; narrator Betty Entzminger; and Artistic Director/pianist Dr. Lester Green, presented in collaboration with the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA).

Sam Post