Pianist Inna Faliks performs solo at LACMA’s Bing Theater on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm and with cellist Ani Aznavoorian on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm. Both performances are part of the Sundays Live series. The programs will include music by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Satie and Bach. The Bing Theater at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org) is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. Admission is free with no advance reservations.
The weekly Sunday Live series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, now in its 7th decade, is broadcast live by KUSC 91.5. Each concert is available as a podcast on the KUSC website for a week following the Sunday performance.
Called “adventurous” and “passionate” by The New Yorker and “poetic” by Time Out New York, Ukrainian-born pianist, Inna Faliks has established herself as one of the most committed, exciting and poetic artists of her generation. “Sound of Verse,” her MSR Classics release of Boris Pasternak, Rachmaninoff and Ravel, garnered rave reviews. Winner of the 2005 Pro Musicis International Award, Ms. Faliks is also a Yamaha artist.
June 10th Program
CPE Bach, Sonata in A minor
Eric Satie, Sonatine Bureaucratique
Beethoven, Fantasie Op. 77
Chopin’s Sonata in B flat minor Op. 35
Chopin-Liszt, Maiden’s Wish
Paganini-Liszt, La Campanella
June 17th Program (with Ani Aznavoorian)
Beethoven, Cello Sonata No. 5
Beethoven, 7 Variations on The Magic Flute
Debussy, Cello Sonata
Pianist Inna Faliks (www.innafaliks.com) has set herself apart in thousands of performances as a sincere, communicative and direct performer whose virtuosity, power and risk taking serve the depth, intelligence and poetry of her interpretations. Inna’s command of standard solo and concerto repertoire is highlighted by her love of rare and new music, and interdisciplinary and audience-involving programs and lectures. These include her award winning Music/Words, where she alternates music with readings by contemporary poets, her program of piano music of the poet Boris Pasternak (on MSR Classics Sound of Verse, which drew comparisons to Argerich and Cliburn), 13 Ways of Looking at the Goldberg – new variations on Bach’s Aria, music of women composers, and many other programs. She makes sure to present programs that include both beloved crowd pleasers and music that is new and challenging, creating an adventurous, moving and involving experience for the audience. She is a musical omnivore. Faliks debuted as a teenager with the Chicago Symphony and at the Gilmore Festival to rave reviews, and has been exciting and moving audiences worldwide since then.
Cellist Ani Aznavoorian (www.aniaznavoorian.com) is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician with some of the world’s most recognized ensembles. She has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Finnish Radio Symphony, the International Sejong Soloists, the Indianapolis Philharmonic, the San Jose Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, Concertante di Chicago, and the Edmonton Symphony. Aznavoorian has also performed as recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Italy, France, Finland, Yugoslavia, Japan, Korea, Australia, Taiwan, and Canada. Notable appearances include concerts at Weill Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Ravinia’s Bennett Hall, Hawrelak Park, Aspen’s Harris Hall, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, WFMT Live from Studio 1, and the Music in the Loft Concert Series. She is the principal cellist of Camerata Pacifica and is also a founding member of the Corinthian Trio with pianist Adam Neiman and violinist Stefan Milenkovich. Aznavoorian also performs frequently on the Jupiter Chamber Music series in New York. In addition, she has been a member of the distinguished music faculty at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. In the summers she is on the faculty of the Great Mountains Music Festival and School in South Korea. Aznavoorian received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School.