“Adventurous and passionate” (The New Yorker) Ukrainian-born American pianist Inna Faliks has established herself as one of the most exciting, committed, communicative, and poetic artists of her generation. Faliks has made a name for herself through her commanding performances of standard piano repertoire, as well genre-bending interdisciplinary projects, and inquisitive work with contemporary composers. 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. Faliks is currently Professor of Piano and Head of Piano at UCLA. Critics praise her “courage to take risks” (General Anzeiger, Bonn), poetry and panoramic vision” (Washington Post), “riveting passion, playfulness” (Baltimore Sun) and “signature blend of lithe grace and raw power” (Lucid Culture).
Her lauded discography includes a recent all-Beethoven release and “Sound of Verse – music of Boris Pasternak, Ravel, and Rachmaninoff” – both on MSR Classics, and a Disklavier recital recording for Yamaha. Recording projects in the works include a Brahms sonatas CD, Chopin solo and cello sonatas recording with cellist Wendy Warner. “Polonaise-Fantasie, Story of a Pianist” – a recital of encores for piano combined with essays written by Faliks, was released on the Delos label in 2019.
Faliks’s distinguished career has taken her to numerous 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 ProMusicis 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 Portland Piano International, Newport Festival, Music in the Mountains, 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. 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. www.musicwordsnyc.com
Her own teachers included Leon Fleisher, Boris Petrushansky, Gilbert Kalish, Ann Schein and Emilio del Rosario.
Inna Faliks is a Yamaha Artist.
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