Dina Pruzhansky is a Russian born, Israeli raised pianist, composer and educator, based in New York. Dina is a post-graduate alumna from Mannes School of Music in collaborative piano, where she was awarded a continuous scholarship of merit, and a member of the Tony honored BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. She holds MA in piano performance, summa cum laude, from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv, where she studied with the pupil of H. Neuhaus, Prof. Victor Derevianko. Dina has been enjoying a diverse career, both as composer and pianist. She has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals at the leading venues throughout the United States, Russia, Israel, Canada, Italy, Belgium and Germany, and has shared the stage with many distinctive artists, including soloists of the Metropolitan and San Francisco Operas, members of the Met Orchestra and others. Having her compositions featured at NYC venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Weill Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Bargemusic, Le Poisson Rouge, as well internationally, Dina has recently made her WQXR debut in an exclusive 'Young Artist' program with the renown host Robert Sherman. Dina was named a finalist for the Fred Ebb Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre writing, with the award-winning lyricist Matt Schatz. Her opera Shulamit, written and premiered in 2014, has had it's full production in NYC earlier this year.