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Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Recent Performances


The Ebell of Los Angeles – “Polonaise-Fantasie, story of a pianist,” monologue for piano  and actress, devised by Inna Faliks from her memoir essays and by producer Cynthia Comsky, January 2015

Distinguished Artist Series, Cabrillo, CA

Bargemusic, NYC – world premiere of “Godai” by Clarice Assad, written for Inna Faliks

Music in the Mountains Festival, Colorado

Newport Festival

Music Fest Perugia


International Beethoven Festival, Chicago

Parrish Museum Recital Series, NY

Composers’ Concordance Festival, NYC – world premieres

Artist-in-Residence, recitals and masterclasses, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Memphis Chamber Music Series

Dilijan Concert Series, Zipper Hall, Los Angeles

Distinguished Artist Series, Music Institute of Chicago

Fazioli Concert Series, Italy

Recital tour of Israel – Tel Aviv Museum, Haifa University

WFMT radio, Chicago- solo recitals and broadcasts


Newport International Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, solo and chamber music recitals

Beethoven International Festival, Chicago, solo recital

LA Times critic’s pick – solo recital, UCLA Schoenberg Hall

Salle Cortot, Paris, solo recital

Tour of British Columbia, Canada

“Admission: One Shilling” for pianist and actor, with Downton abbey star Lesley Nicol – sold out in Chicago’s Cultural Center

Le Poisson Rouge, NYC – Music/Words

Curtiss Hall, Chicago – Music/Words with Vera Pavlova and Valzhyna Mort


Carnegie Hall/Weill Hall, NYC – solo recital

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series, Chicago – solo recital

Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music, Boston – solo recital

Nelson Overture Concert Series, Canada – solo recital

Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies – solo recital and lecture

Bargemusic – solo recital

Music/Words, Faliks’ interdisciplinary poetry-music series to be aired live on WFMT Chicago during April, poetry month

International Keyboard Festival, Mannes

Haverford College, PA – Guest artist residency, recitals, lectures and workshops with the Humanities department

Weill Hall, NYC – solo performance

WQXR, NYC – solo performance

Embassy Series, Washington DC – solo recital

Norton Series, Chicago – solo recital

Pianoforte Chicago – solo and chamber music recital

WGBH, Boston – solo recital

Liszt Garrison Piano Festival, Baltimore – Guest Artist, adjudicator


Selected Recitals


Salle Cortot, France

Founder/Curator/performer of Music/Words, music and contemporary poetry series in NYC

Four live collaborations of professional poets and pianists

Recital Tour of Russia organized by Goskonzert

Performer at Streaming Museum, http://www.streamingmuseum.org, global online multimedia arts space, performance selected by BBC to be showcased across UK in 17 locations

Recital, Columbia, South Carolina

Recital, Shandelee Festival, NY


Metropolitan Museum of Art

WQXR radio, NYC

Augustana Arts Series, Denver, Colorado

Deutsche Telekom, Bonn, Germany

Chelsea Museum of Art, NYC

Honest Brook Festival, New York

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Bargemusic Festival, NYC

WFMT radio recital series, Chicago

2006 – 2007

Salle Cortot, Paris

LA County Museum of Art, recital and broadcast

Pianoforte broadcast/recital series on WFMT, Chicago

Rodef Shalom Series, Pittsburgh

Duet recital, Colin Carr, cello, Staller Center, Stony Brook University

Radio broadcast “Spotlight” on WNYC 93.9

Music Institute of Chicago

Port Jefferson Arts Council

Accademia Pianistica, Italy

Merkin Hall

2005 – 2006

Worcester Art Museum

Weill Hall, NY

Pickman Hall, Boston

Washington College Recital Series, Chestertown MD

Los Angeles County Museum Sundays Live

Pianoforte Series, Chicago

Arizona State University

Stony Brook University, Staller Auditorium

Yamaha Artist Center, NY

2004 – 2005

Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York

Bargemusic Festival, New York

Memphis Chamber Music Society

Los Angeles County Museum Sundays Live

Knoxville Young Pianist Series

Steinway Society, Chicago

2003 – 2004

Bargemusic Festival, New York

Roundtop International Piano Festival, Maine

Steinert Hall (live on WGBH), Boston

Dame Myra Hess Concert Series (live on WFMT), Chicago

2002 – 2003

Honest Brook Festival, New York

Shandalee Festival, New York

Candlelight Concert Series, Baltimore

Memphis Chamber Music Society

Ole Miss University

2001 – 2002

Verbier Festival, Switzerland

Taos Festival, New Mexico

French Embassy, Washington, DC

Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York

Washington College Concert Series

Young Steinway Artist Alumni Series, Skokie, IL

2000 – 2001

LaGesse Foundation Festival, Toulouse, France

Chautauqua Music Festival, guest artist appearance

Tour of Arkansas, Kentucky, Texas and Missouri

1999 – 2000

“Music in the Loft” Series, Chicago

Music in the Great Hall Concert Series, Baltimore

Shriver Hall Afternoon Series, Baltimore

Artist Residency Recital in Western Maryland College of Art

1998 – 1999 World Piano Conference, Fort Worth, Texas


Selected Orchestral Appearances

2013 Peninsula Music Festival. Victor Yampolsky, conductor

Prokofiev marathon – Concerti 1 and 3, in the same half.

Minnesota Sinfonia, Jay Fishman, conductor, Mendelssohn g minor concerto

2012 Orchestra of Oak Park River Forest, Beethoven 4, Jay Friedman

Elmhurst Symphony , Stephen Alltop, conductor, Prokofiev 1

2010Peninsula Music Festival, Victor Yampolsky
2010 Westmoreland Symphony, Beethoven 3

Idaho Falls Symphony, Mozart d minor

2009 Concert Artists of Baltimore, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue and Variations on I got Rhythm, Musica

Sacra, Denver Colorado and Highland Park Strings, Chicago, Mendelssohn g minor. 2008 South Carolina Philharmonic, Rachmaninoff Rhapsody, Topeka Symphony, Ravel Left Hand.

2007 Concert Artists of Baltimore, Gershwin Variations and Rhapsody in Blue, Ed Polochick, conductor

Brevard Festival, Ravel Left Hand Concerto, Steve Smith, conductor

2004 Tour of Russia and Estonia, Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra, Jason Love, conductor

2003 Hopkins Symphony, Jed Gaylin, conductor

2002 Eastern European Music Festival of Chicago, Phillip Simmons, conductor

2000 Peabody Symphony, Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Concert Artists of Baltimore, Ed Polochick, conductor

Brevard Festival, South Carolina, Tom Joiner, conductor

1999 Lafayette Symphony, Anne Harrigan, conductor

Hilton Head Symphony, Mary Green, conductor

1996 Chicago Symphony, Keith Lockhart, conductor

1995 Northwestern U. Orchestra, Stephen Alltop, conductor

1994 Chicago Symphony debut and live broadcast on WFMT radio. Harvey Felder, conductor


Professional Affiliations with Organizations

2011 – Present John Gingrich Management, Inc.

2005 – Present Pro Musicis Artist

2003 – 2010 Altman Artists Management

2002 – Present Yamaha Classical Artist

2000 LaGesse Foundation Fellow, sponsored by Foundation to appear in recitals in US, and in France

1999 National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist, tours managed by the foundation for two seasons

1999 Yale Gordon Young Artist, three seasons of performances


Competition Prizes

2005 Pro Musicis International Award Winner

2005 St.Charles International Piano Competition, Grand Prize

2003 Val Tidone International Piano Competition, Italy, 2nd prize

1999 National Federation of Music Clubs, 1st Prize

1999 Yale Gordon Concerto Competition at Peabody Conservatory, 1st Prize

1998 Hilton Head International Piano Competition, 1st Prize

1995 MTNA Yamaha National Competition, 1st Prize

1995 Chopin Kosciuszko Competition, 1st prize – Chicago, 2nd prize – New York

1994 Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Young Performers Competition



2009 MSR Classics release: “Sound of Verse – Piano music of Boris Pasternak, Rachmaninoff Sonata number 2, original version, Ravel Gaspard de La nuit” Includes original translation by Inna Faliks, reviewed enthusiastically by Gramophone and American Record Guide

2008 13 Ways of Looking at the Goldberg – new variations by contemporary composers on Bach’s Work Recording of live performance from WFMT Radio, self produced.

Professional Teaching Experience


Adjudicator, Northwestern University Concerto-Aria Competition

Emilio del Rosario Competition

Masterclass Artist, Brigham Young University

2008 – present

Piano Faculty, North Eastern Illinois University, Chicago

Masterclass artist and adjudicator, ASMTA Convention, Arkansas
Guest artist and masterclasses, Piano Discoveries at University of Missouri Ole Miss
Adjudicator, Vermeer Quartet Chamber music Competition, Chicago

2006 Master classes, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh

2006 – 2008 Piano Faculty, Piano School of NYC

2005 – 2007 Group and private piano lessons to undergraduates, Stony Brook University

2004 – 2005 Piano Minors, Faculty, New England Conservatory

2004 – 2005 Piano Faculty, Ip School, Boston

2003 – 2004 The Park School in Baltimore, Piano faculty, Music Division

2002 Adjudicator in the Hartman Piano Competition, Washington, DC

2000 Artist Residency (recital, master classes, teaching) at the Western Maryland College of Art

2000 – 2002 Graduate Assistant to Peabody’s Liberal Arts Department

1997 – present Private instruction of advanced piano students

1997 Assistant to Emilio del Rosario at International Institute for Young Musicians at Kansas University



2003 Article in Women and Music in America Since 1900, Greenwood Press



2005 – 2008 Stony Brook University Doctorate in Musical Arts, Piano Performance

2003 – 2007 Accademia Pianistica Internazionale, Imola, Italy Artist Diploma

2001 – 2003 Peabody Conservatory   Graduate Performance Diploma

1999 – 2001 Peabody Conservatory Masters Degree in Piano Performance

1997 – 1999 Peabody Conservatory Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance

1989 – 1996 Music Institute of Chicago Diploma



2005 –2008 Gilbert Kalish

2002 – 2008 Boris Petrushansky

2000 – 2003 Leon Fleisher

1997 – 2000 Ann Schein

1996 – 1997 Dmitry Paperno

1989 – 1996 Emilio del Rosario



2004 – present Alexander Korsantia

2000 – present Richard Goode

1990 – 2002 Igor Kipnis