“A soloist in total command
of her instrument and in love with the music will silence any audience.
Inna Faliks. Sunday March 10. 4pm.
“SIMPLY EXQUISITE...” Haaretz
“…ENERGETIC, DETERMINED, PERFECT” Gazzetino Pordenone, Sicily
“ADVENTUROUS AND PASSIONATE” The New Yorker
“POETRY AND PANORAMIC VISION” Washington Post
“Adventurous and passionate” (The New Yorker) Ukrainian-born pianist Inna Faliks has established herself as one of the most exciting, committed, communicative and poetic artists of her generation. Faliks recently relocated from NYC to Los Angeles, after being named the new Head of Piano and Associate Professor of Piano at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. After her acclaimed debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, she has performed on many of the world’s great stages, with numerous orchestras, in solo appearances, and with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin and Keith Lockhart. Critics praise her “signature blend of lithe grace and raw power“ (Lucid Culture), “courage to take risks, expressive intensity and technical perfection” (General Anzeiger, Bonn), “poetry and panoramic vision” (Washington Post), and “riveting passion, playfulness” (Baltimore Sun).
Her lauded discography includes a recent all- Beethoven release, “Sound of Verse – music of Boris Pasternak, Ravel, and Rachmaninoff ” – both on MSR Classics, and a Disklavier recital recording for Yamaha. Upcoming recordings include ”Polonaise-Fantasie, story of a pianist” theater-piano piece, and her Music/Words new commissions CD.
Ms. Faliks’s distinguished career has taken her to thousands of recitals and concerti in prestigious venues in the US as well as highly reviewed appearances in France, Italy, Switzerland, Ukraine, Estonia, Japan, Russia, and Israel.
Winner of many competitions, including the Pro Musica International Award,
she has been featured on radio and international television broadcasts, and has performed in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Concert Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paris’ Salle Cortot, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, LA’s Zipper Hall, and in festivals such as Newport Festival, Bargemuisc Festival, Peninsula Festival, Verbier Festival, and more.
Committed to innovative programming, Faliks has premiered 13 Ways of Looking at the Goldberg, has performed and recorded the unknown piano works of Russian poet Boris Pasternak, appeared in theatrical productions such as “Admission: One Shilling” with Downton Abbey star Lesley Nicol, has premiered new works by many contemporary composers, including Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin, Clarice Assad, Jan Freidlin, Sean Hickey, Tania Leon, and more.
Ms. Faliks is the founder and curator of Music/Words , a series that pairs together live performances with readings by established contemporary poets. The series has been heard and seen in NYC, Chicago and LA for 7 seasons now, live and on radio.