Sergey Schepkin has performed worldwide. He made his Carnegie Hall recital début in 1993 (at Weill Recital Hall) to an enthusiastic reception from the audience and The New York Times. He has performed for the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center; Celebrity Series of Boston; at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC; the LACMA and Maestro Chamber Series in Los Angeles; London’s Steinway Hall and Proms at St Jude’s; the National Concert Hall in Dublin; the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki; the Grand and Chamber Philharmonic Halls in St. Petersburg; and the Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo, to name just a few places.

Schepkin’s vast repertoire includes solo, concerto, and chamber works written over the past four hundred years. He is a renowned interpreter of keyboard works by Johann Sebastian Bach, and was hailed by The New York Times as “a formidable Bach pianist”. For the past twenty-one years, Schepkin has been embarked on a large-scale project that aims to record Bach’s entire keyboard output on the modern piano, and he has recorded such major works as The Well-Tempered Clavier, the Goldberg Variations, and the Partitas. His album of Bach’s French Suites and two Fantasias and Fugues was released on the Steinway & Sons label in November 2014 to enthusiastic reviews and was featured as the CD of the Week by WGBH (Boston Public Radio). His recordings of Schumann, Brahms, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Schnittke have also been warmly received. His second recording of Bach Partitas was released by Steinway & Sons in June 2016.

Schepkin is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, and a prizewinner of several national and international competitions, including the first and Chopin prizes in the 1999 New Orleans International Piano Competition, as well as top prizes in the 1988 Crown Princess Sonja (Oslo, Norway) and 1985 All-Russia piano competitions. Schepkin has performed concerti with such conductors as Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Keith Lockhart, Jonathan McPhee, and Vassily Sinaisky. A passionate chamber musician, he has performed with many renowned instrumentalists, including the Borromeo, New Zealand, and Vilnius string quartets. A sought-after teacher, Schepkin has presented master classes throughout the USA and abroad.

A naturalized American, Schepkin was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He studied piano at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Alexandra Zhukovsky and Grigory Sokolov, graduating summa cum laude in 1985. He taught on the piano faculty at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in 1988-90. After his move to the United States in 1990, he studied with Russell Sherman at New England Conservatory in Boston, where he earned an Artist Diploma in 1992 and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1999. Schepkin is an Associate Professor of Piano at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and serves on the faculty of the New England Conservatory School of Preparatory and Continuing Education in Boston; he is also an Emerson Instructor at MIT (Cambridge, Mass.).

Sergey Schepkin is a Steinway Artist.