Pianist Inna Faliks performs Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Opus 13, and Scriabin: Sonata No. 5 in F-sharp minor, Opus 53.
“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 as genre-bending interdisciplinary projects, and inquisitive work with contemporary composers. After her acclaimed teenage debuts at the Gilmore Festival and with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, she 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 “courage to take risks, expressive intensity, and technical perfection” (General Anzeiger, Bonn), “remarkable insight” (Audiophile Audition) “poetry and panoramic vision” (Washington Post), “riveting passion, playfulness” (Baltimore Sun) and “signature blend of lithe grace and raw power” (Lucid Culture). Faliks is currently Professor of Piano and Head of Piano at UCLA.