Concert by Inna Faliks, pianoConcert by Inna Faliks, pianohttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/124511Union Maccrate2010-04-08T16:30:002010-04-08T18:00:00
April 8,2010 4:30PM–6:00PM
On Thursday, April 8th at 4:30 PM, the John B. Hurford ’60 Humanities Center presents Inna Faliks, piano, in MacCrate Recital Hall, Union. This event is free and open to the public.
On Thursday, April 8th at 4:30 pm, Inna Faliks, piano, will perform in MacCrate Recital Hall, Union. Her program will include Boris Pasternak's "Two Preludes" from 1906, Chopin's "Sonata #2 in B flat minor, Opus 35", Schoenberg's "Drei Klavierstucke, Opus 11" and Schumann's "Fantasie in C major, Opus 17". This performance is sponsored by the John B. Hurford ’60 Humanities Center and is free and open to the public.
After her acclaimed debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 15, Inna Faliks 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. Her " courage to take risks and expressive intensity which goes beyond her technical perfection" (General Anzeiger, Bonn 2007) had garnered her many prizes in international competitions. The Washington Post has praised her "poetry and panoramic vision", and the Baltimore Sun called her "a delight to hear, riveting passion and playfulness."
She was the first prize winner in the International Pro Musicis Award 2005 , subsequently giving recitals in Carnegie Hall, Paris's Salle Cortot, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall, and many others. Other prizes include first prizes in Hilton Head International Competition, Grand prize in St. Charles International Competition, MTNA Yamaha, and many others. She has performed in Verbier, Taos, Bargemusic, Brevard, La Gesse and other important music festivals.
This concert is sponsored by the John B. Hurford '60 Humanities Center and funded by the Mellon Residency Planning Grant.
In 2009-10, Faliks appears in venues such as Le Poisson Rouge and Weill Hall in NYC, Embassy Series in Washington DC, on radio broadcast recitals in Chicago, NYC, Boston, as guest artist at the Liszt Garrison International Festival in Baltimore, and in solo performances in Germany. Ms. Faliks' September 08 tour of Russia was highly praised; other performances last season include concerti with the Topeka Symphony, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Augustana Arts, and Highland Park Strings. This season she presents solo recitals at venues such as Salle Cortot, Paris, French Alliance Institute Francais, and LACMA's Music and Art series in LA. Her innovative interdisciplinary series of contemporary poetry and live piano performances Music/Words began in October. Her CD on MSR Classics with music of Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Boris Pasternak was released in August 09. She is a featured performer at the Streaming Museum, a global online multimedia arts space; her performances has been selected by BBC to be showcased across the UK in 17 locations.
Her chamber music partnerships include work with Colin Carr, Nathaniel Rosen, Nina Beilina, and others. She has been featured on television and radio worldwide, including WQXR in NYC, WFMT in Chicago, and WGBH in Boston. Her repertoire spans from the beloved standard works to lesser known music and contemporary music. Her teachers include Boris Petrushansky at the Accademia Pianistica Inernazionale (Artist Diploma), Gilbert Kalish (Stony Brook University, Doctor of Musical Arts), Leon Fleisher and Ann Schein (Peabody Conservatory, Bachelors and Masters), She lives in NYC and is on the piano faculty of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.
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