Pianist Inna Faliks performs at Beethoven Festival: Revolution 2012 on Thursday, September 13 at 3:00pm. The program includes the following works by Beethoven: Fantasy Opus 77, Eroica Variations Opus 35 and Sonata Opus 111. The performance will take place at the National Pastime Theater, 941 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago, and passes for the day start at $25, click here to purchase or for more information.
Called “adventurous” and “passionate” by The New Yorker and “poetic” by Time Out New York, Ukrainian-born, New York City based pianist Inna Faliks has established herself as one of the most passionately committed, exciting and poetic artists of her generation. After her 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 “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 acclaimed CD on MSR Classics, “Sound of Verse”, was released in 2009.
Ms. Faliks has performed numerous recitals and concerti in prestigious venues in the US and internationally. She has been featured on radio and international television broadcasts, and has performed in major venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Concert Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paris’ Salle Cortot, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall and in numerous important festivals.
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, and has premiered new works by Ilya Levinson and Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin.
She was the winner of many prestigious competitions, including the International Pro Musicis Award 2005. Ms. Faliks is also the founder and curator of Music/Words.