(EN:) Dean Sophokles was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, the son of a professional violinist mother and a dentist father. He is dentist by day and musician by night. Dean began studying both piano and violin at the age of five, and by the age of twelve, he was traveling throughout the US with a young chamber group called the Young Concerto Soloists, led by a veteran Philadelphia Orchestra member, Jerome Wigler. He studied classical and jazz piano with various well known Philadelphia based teachers, as well as briefly with Bruce Hornsby, in a master class setting at the Omega institute in Rhinebeck, New York. Dean is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and practices cosmetic and implant dentistry in Media, PA.
Dean has established himself as a session player, a solo jazz pianist, as well as an ensemble keyboardist in both the rock and jazz genres. His solo piano performance schedule can be found at his homepage.
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