Sam Post is an acclaimed pianist and composer who delights audiences with his signature mix of over 150 original compositions—ranging in style from neo-Baroque to hip-hop—along with the classics. The Washington Post has praised his abilities at the piano ("confident, sensitive...a pianist with drive and intelligence"), the Bay Area Reporter lauded his chamber symphony ("Post has created a breathtaking musical joy ride"), and luminaries such as Renée Fleming have commended his overall musicianship (“incredibly gifted”). In 2016 Yo-Yo Ma recommended Sam to Michael Tilson Thomas at the San Francisco Symphony for a string quartet commission. After the premiere of the resulting “Sketches from Kazakhstan,” the Symphony again commissioned him to turn it into a chamber symphony for their SoundBox concert series in December 2017. Baltimore Chamber Orchestra is slated to give the East Coast premiere in January 2022. Sam’s 2017 solo album “Dizzy Days” made W. Royal Stokes’ notable jazz releases that year, was featured on the cover of the Syncopated Times, and No Depression called it “dazzling in its knife-sharp precision and riveting craftsmanship.” Sam is on the piano and composition faculty at Levine Music. See more at samueljpost.com or @sampostpiano on Facebook.