January 3: Pianists Inna Faliks and Daniel Schlosberg

January 3: Pianists Inna Faliks and Daniel Schlosberg

Pianists Inna Faliks and Daniel Schlosberg perform Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 and Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue.

Called “adventurous” and “passionate” by The New Yorker, pianist Inna Faliks has established herself as one of the most passionately committed, exciting, and poetic artists of her generation. 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. Her critically acclaimed CD on MSR Classics, Sound of Verse, was released in 2009, featuring music of Boris Pasternak, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel. Committed to innovative programming, Faliks has premiered 13 Ways of Looking at the Goldberg, performed and recorded the unknown piano works of Russian poet Boris Pasternak, and premiered new works by Ilya Levinson and Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin. Faliks serves as head of the Piano Department at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music. Her teachers included Ann Schein, Leon Fleisher, Gilbert Kalish, and Boris Petrushansky.

Daniel Schlosberg has been described as an “expert pianist” (Boston Globe) and his performances have been praised for their “intellect and passion” (Washington Post). Tim Smith of the Baltimore Sun wrote that, as a collaborative pianist, Schlosberg “was a model accompanist, bringing out the remarkable richness of the piano writing.” Schlosberg has appeared as featured soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in subscription concerts and recently gave the world premiere of and recorded Augusta Read Thomas’s Starlight Ribbons, commissioned by Harvard’s Fromm Foundation. In the art song realm, he has a longstanding collaboration with baritone Ryan de Ryke, and he is the director of the Baltimore Lieder Weekend, held each October. He has also served as a staff pianist for Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute vocal program. He has been on faculty at the University of Notre Dame since 2005.

Sunday at 6pm
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations required
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