Our Artists
David Ehrlich - Red Rocks Music Festival
DAVID EHRLICH
Artistic Director and Violinist


Raised in Israel, violinist David Ehrlich started his professional career as concertmaster and soloist with the Tel Aviv Chamber Orchestra and toured as guest soloist with other Israeli chamber orchestras. In the US, after studying with Shmuel Ashkenasi, he served as concertmaster and soloist of the Colorado Festival Orchestra, Filarmonica de Caracas, Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra and was associate concertmaster with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Later, he joined the Audubon Quartet as first violinist, and toured for 17 years all over the world, performing on some of the most prestigious concert series, collaborating with many of the world’s great chamber musicians, and appearing on radio and television.

David conducted master classes/lectures at USC, New England Conservatory, Oberlin, Cleveland Institute of Music, Chautauqua-NY, Arizona State University, Tel Aviv University, Ireland, Venezuela, Prague, Beijing, and many others.

David is the head of Intensive Studies course at Ameropa, an international summer music festival in Prague, CZ. This highlighted in a series of performances at the prestigious Prague Spring Festival, where he was artistic director of a program dedicated to Schoenberg and Mahler. David also performs annually at the Red Rocks Music Festival, taking place in Phoenix, and Sedona, AZ. In 2013-2014, David helped mentor a new professional string orchestra in Hong-Kong, and conducted an intensive chamber music seminar in Beijing, China.

In 1993, he and his wife, Teresa, founded the Renaissance Music Academy of Virginia, a nonprofit community music school located in Blacksburg, Virginia, which provides music lessons to children throughout all of southwest Virginia. In Blacksburg, David helped develop Virginia Tech’s Vocal Arts and Music Festival, where he is in charge of the instrumental chamber music program and intensive string quartet seminar. He is also the artistic director of Musica Viva, a chamber music concert series based in Blacksburg.

Since 2004, David has served as a Fellow of Fine Arts at Virginia Tech. He performs on a violin made by Carlo Bergonzi (1735), through the generosity of the Virginia Tech Foundation.
Teresa Ehrlich - Red Rocks Music Festival
TERESA EHRLICH
Pianist


Ms. Ehrlich began her musical training at the age of four. Born and raised in the Midwest, she received her master of music degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Northern Illinois University as a student of Donald Walker. Ms. Ehrlich’s other teachers have included Gyorgy Sebok, Menachem Pressler, and Leon Fleisher. She has received critical acclaim throughout the United States, Israel and South America, where she has performed as recitalist and soloist with orchestras including the Sinfoica de Maracaibo and the Filarmonica de Caracas in Venezuela.

In addition to her solo and orchestral engagements, she is active as a chamber musician and has performed as a guest artist with the Audubon, Vermeer, Cassatt, and Vanbrugh quartets. Ms. Ehrlich has been a participant in the Banff Festival in Canada, Yale Chamber Music Festival, Music at Gretna Festival, New Hampshire Music Festival, Chautauqua Festival in New York, and the Sanibel Island Festival. She has performed during numerous live broadcasts on radio station WFMT in Chicago and is also frequently heard on National Public Radio.

As well as being a founder of the Renaissance Music Academy of Virginia, Ms. Ehrlich is also the Executive Director of the school and a member of the piano faculty. She is a member of the chamber group Avanti Ensemble which performs throughout Virginia. Since 2005, Ms. Ehrlich has been a faculty member in “Ameropa” an international summer festival in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Shlomo Mintz - Red Rocks Music Festival
SHLOMO MINTZ
Violin


Critics, colleagues and audiences regard Shlomo Mintz as one of the foremost violinists of our time, esteemed for his impeccable musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique alike. Born in Moscow in 1957, he immigrated to Israel and studied the violin with Ilona Feher. At the age of 11, he made his concert debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and at the age of 16 he made his debut in Carnegie Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under the patronage of Isaac Stern.

Since then he is a celebrated guest with orchestras and conductors on the international music scene, and has appeared with historical musicians like Sergiu Celibidache, Pablo Casals, Eugene Ormandy, Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Mistislav Rosptropovich and Carlo Maria Giulini. In the 2012/2013 Season, he celebrated his 50th anniversary with the National Orchestra of France in a special concert at the Champs Elysées Theatre as a conductor and a soloist.

A regular President of Jury (Wieniawski, Sion, Buenos Aires and Munetsugu violin competitions) and Artistic Director of many International Music Festivals, he is currently sought after to conduct Master Classes all over the world. Mintz is also a co-founder of Violins of Hope, a project that aims to promote peace through music.

He has won several prestigious prizes including the Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana, the Diapason D’Or, the Grand Prix du Disque, the Gramophone Award and the Edison Award. In 2006 he was awarded an Honorary Degree from the Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, Israel.

In 2015 and during two years Mintz was named the soloist in residence of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

In Autumn 2016 Shlomo Mintz has been awarded with the Cremona Music Award 2016. Next season includes performances in Europe, North and South America and Asia.

Thomas Landschoot - Red Rocks Music Festival
THOMAS LANDSCHOOT
Cello


Thomas Landschoot joined the music faculty of Arizona State University in 2001 after having taught at the University of Michigan.

 

Born in Belgium, Landschoot began studying the cello at the age of six with his father, leading to a successful career as soloist and teacher. He performs virtually the entire standard and contemporary repertoires of the cello, and several composers have dedicated new works to him.

 

Mr. Landschoot regularly performs as soloist and in recital in concert halls across Europe, the United States and Japan. His recordings range from a disc of chamber music by James DeMars with pianist Caio Pagano to solo concerti with the National Orchestra of Belgium.

 

Mr. Landschoot holds a Master of Music degree from the Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium, a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, an Artist Diploma from Indiana University and an Artist Diploma (cum laude) from the Conservatory of Maastricht, Netherlands. His major teachers include Erling Blondal Bengtsson, Antonio Meneses and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, for whom he served as a teaching assistant. He also enjoys a close relationship with Bernard Greenhouse, the distinguished former cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio. He joined the journalist and photographer Christopher Lambert in a concert that raised $350,000 to assist in building a hospital in Tamil Nadu, South India.

 

In the summer of 2004, he and clarinetist Eddy Vanoosthuizen gave the world premiere performance of a double concert for clarinet and cello by Dirk Brosse and the European orchestra 'Prima La Musica'. One month later, they gave the American premiere with the Orchestra of the White House in Washington, D.C. He has performed for Belgium's Queen Fabiola and has been invited to perform at the Belgian Embassy in India when Prince Filip and Princess Mathilde are visiting. Recipient of the 2005 ‘Distinguished Teaching Award”, he has given master classes at conservatories and universities throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. During the summers he has been on the faculty of the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, the Texas Music Festival in Houston, the Meadowmount School of Music in New York and many others. Mr. Landschoot plays a cello made in Turin by J.F. Pressenda.

Thomas Landschoot - Red Rocks Music Festival
CARMIT ZORI
Violin


Violinist Carmit Zori came to the United States from her native Israel at the age of fifteen to study with Ivan Galamian, Jaime Laredo and Arnold Steinhardt at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

 

Ms. Zori is the recipient of a Levintritt Foundation Award, a Pro Musicis International Award, and the top prize in the Walter W. Naumburg International Violin Competition. Carmit Zori has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, among many others, and has given solo recitals at Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston, the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., the Tel Aviv Museum and the Jerusalem Center for the Performing Arts. She has performed throughout Latin America and Europe, as well as in Israel, Japan, Taiwan and Australia, where she premiered the Violin Concerto by Marc Neikrug.

 

In addition to her appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Ms. Zori has been a guest at chamber music festivals and concert series around the world, including the Chamber Music at the “Y” series in New York City, Festival Casals in Puerto Rico, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music festival, the Bard Music festival, Chamber Music Northwest, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Bach Dancing and Dynamite chamber music festival in Madison, Wisconsin, Peasmarsh music festival in the UK, Orcas island chamber music festival.

 

Carmit Zori is a regular participant at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Ms. Zori, who for ten years was an artistic director at Bargemusic, founded the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society in 2002. She is a member artist of The Israeli Chamber Project. Ms. Zori recorded on the Arabesque, Koch International, and Elektra-Nonesuch labels. She is a professor of violin at Rutgers University and at SUNY Purchase, where she also serves on the chamber music faculty.

Thomas Landschoot - Red Rocks Music Festival
MIRYO PARK
Piano


Miryo Park, one of the foremost Korean-born pianists, has been in the headlines since her emergence as a musical prodigy when at the age of fourteen, Park first appeared at a New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concert conducted by Michael Tilson-Thomas. Since that time she has played world wide in a vast concerto repertoire, with such eminent conductors as Sergiu Comissiona, Myung-Whun Chung, Sixten Ehrling, Christian Badea, Lothar Zagrosek and James Conlon. Daniel Barenboim calls her “a pianist of great musicality, temperament, and technique.” Zubin Mehta spoke of “her amazing command of the instrument and very definite interpretive qualities” and Mstislav Rostropovich wrote of “her beautiful and rich sound and perfect understanding of musical form.”

 

Miryo Park, a graduate of The Juilliard School, studied with renowned teachers Sascha Gorodnitzki, Herbert Stessin, and Felix Galimir. At Juilliard, Ms. Park won every important scholarship and competition including, twice the William Petchek Memorial scholarship and the first award of the Richard Levien Memorial scholarship, the highest honor in piano. A winner of the celebrated Naumburg Competition, she has since appeared in dozens of major global recital series in cities such as Boston, Paris, New York, Chicago, Seoul, Nice, and Aldeburgh as well as a prestigious concert at Chateau de Versailles

 

Miryo Park has been featured on several television documentaries including CBS Prime Time and an article in People Magazine.

Thomas Landschoot - Red Rocks Music Festival
SANDRA SHAPIRO
Piano


“A sensitive, passionate and noble Muse…Compelling…Brilliant…Liquid sound and colors..Great artistry…”, are descriptions that have been attributed to pianist, Sandra Shapiro.

 

Ms. Shapiro enjoys an active career as performer, teacher, adjudicator and recording artist throughout the United States and Europe. Known as a versatile performer, she appears as soloist both in recitals and with orchestras, and as a highly sought-after chamber musician in the United States and Europe. She has received national and international awards along with glowing reviews and recognition in each of these areas.

 

The 2017 season marked the debut of Ms. Shapiro’s four-part project entitled: “Musical Roots- An Exploration of Cultural Heritage and Musical Influences”. As the daughter and sister of Russian-Israeli immigrants, Ms. Shapiro has devoted Parts I and II of the project to examine the role each of these cultures has had in shaping her musical orientation and has chosen musical works to reflect her family’s journey and rich heritage.

 

Ms. Shapiro began her studies at the age of three and a half, and by age 11 was performing recitals and as a soloist with orchestras. Because of her prodigious talent, Ms. Shapiro left home at age 15 to study at the Juilliard School upon the recommendation of her mentor, Gina Bachauer. Her teacher's and greatest musical influences include Leon Fleisher, John Perry, Nadia Reisenberg, Pierre Sancan and Guido Agosti.

 

Ms. Shapiro's performances have taken her throughout most major cities in the United States and Europe. She has been featured in radio and television productions for RIAS Berlin; Sudwestfunk Radio Production, PBS; WQXR, NPR McGraw-Hill Young Artist Showcase, Australian Broadcasting Commission and NPR.

 

As a soloist, orchestral appearances include the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Stuttgart Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Belgrade String Orchestra, Brevard Festival Orchestra, Florida Symphony, San Angelo Sympho- ny, Phoenix Symphony, Everett Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, as well as Cleveland Or- chestra appearances at both Severance Hall and the Blossom Music Festival.

 

The laureate of many National and International Competitions, awards and prizes include First Prizes in the Young Musician's Foundation National Debut Competition, and The World Piano Competition, as well as a laureate in the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition. Other recognitions include the “Outstanding Chamber Musician Award” from the University of South- ern California, and the “Young Maestro Award” from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

 

As a member of the renowned duo-piano team of Hecht & Shapiro, other laureates include winning the Munich International Duo Piano Competition and Ellis National Duo Piano Competition, and top prizes in the Dranoff International Two-Piano Competition, and the International Jeunesses Musicales Competition.

 

Her great love for chamber music has led to collaborations with Truls Mork, Stanley Drucker, Franklin Cohen, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson and members of the New York Philharmonic on the New York Philharmonic’s Chamber Music Series.

 

Ms. Shapiro has performed extensively as a duo with Czech violinist, Ivan Zenaty. Their partnership has taken them throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. Highlights include recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Prague Spring Festival, Czech Philharmonic Chamber Music Series in the famed Rudolfinum, and the Palau de la Música de Valencia.

 

The Zenaty-Shapiro Duo’s first joint recording consisting of the Strauss Sonata and Martinu Sonata H.303. received a rave review from Gramophone Magazine's feature of highlights in September, citing "they breathe as one, shaping phrases with utmost unanimity of purpose and flexibility..whets the appetite for more of their distinctive artistry".

 

Additional recordings include "Sentimiento" on the Azica label as well as a collaboration with the principal wind players of the New York Philharmonic in an album entitled "The Complete Music of Robert Schumann for Winds and Piano”.

 

An experienced and recognized teacher, Ms. Shapiro teaches at the Cleveland Institute of Music and is highly sought-after for master classes, symposiums, faculty and student evaluations, and adjudication both nationally and internationally. Her students have garnered awards and top prizes in numerous competitions, as well as securing positions in highly-regarded schools and universities.

 

A member of the illustrious faculty of the Talent Music Master Festival in Brescia, Italy, Ms. Shapiro’s summer residencies have included the Montecito International Music Festival, MusicFest Perugia and the Cleveland institute of Music’s Summer Sonata program.

 

In 2019, Ms. Shapiro had the honor of serving Sabbatical replacement visiting faculty member at the Interlochen Arts Academy.

 

Ms. Shapiro is a Steinway Artist.



Shlomo Mintz - Red Rocks Music Festival
MIKHAIL YANOVITSKY
Piano


Mikhail Yanovitsky was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), where he began his study of the piano under the guidance of his mother. He graduated from the Leningrad Music School for Gifted Children (class of Marina Wolf) and then from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he studied with Mikhail Voskresensky. Yanovitsky continued to expand his piano career in the 1980s, making his debuts with the Leningrad Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic, and the Leningrad Philharmonic.

Mikhail relocated to the US and, in 1991, won the Young Concert Artists Auditions, becoming their most frequently reengaged artist. While represented by Young Concert Artists, he played for the New York Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Gerald Schwartz, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas, and several other orchestras in the US, Europe, Asia, South Africa, and South America.

Yanovitsky has performed in thirty-four American states, including appearances at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston), Carnegie Recital Hall (New York), Convention Center (Philadelphia), Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco), Chicago Cultural Center, and Kennedy Center (Washington). Mikhail has also performed in fifteen European countries, as well as in Mexico, South Africa, Uruguay, Australia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, and China.

Winning the Gina Bachauer Piano Graduate Scholarship in 1991 and 1992 allowed Yanovitsky to study with Seymour Lipkin at Juilliard School (New York). In 2002, he completed his Doctorate at Temple University in Philadelphia under the tutelage of Harvey Wedeen, where he defended his thesis on Scriabin’s piano music. Several years later, the thesis was translated into Chinese, and published by a Shanghai music publisher under the title Early Piano Miniatures by Scriabin.

Mikhail Yanovitsky has won numerous awards. In 1998, after winning Astral artistic Services in Philadelphia, he was awarded 1st prize at the Concerto Competition (Cantù, Italy) and subsequently appeared at the Sala Verdi (Milan). In 1996, he was a prize-winner at the International Piano Competition (Sydney, Australia). He won the ProPiano competition (New York) in 1994, and the East Hampton Competition in 1992.

Since 1994, Mikhail Yanovitsky has been regularly performing in Russia, including the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Halls, the Rachmaninoff and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, the Scriabin Museum in Moscow, and the House of Architects, as well as the new Mariinsky Concert Hall in Saint-Petersburg.

In 2001, Steinway & Sons named Yanovitsky a “Steinway Artist.” Currently, Dr. Yanovitsky teaches piano at Temple University.

Critics around the world have praised Mikhail Yanovitsky as one of today’s leading artists:

“Particularly striking was the sound: big without brutality, rich but always clear in focus” (New York Times)

“His ability to execute the details while at the same time clothing the music in broad colors and expansive melodic gesture recalled a manner of Chopin playing from past generations” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

“Yanovitsky will become one of the great piano talents of our time” (Duluth News-Tribune)

“Yanovitsky has the gift to make each piece a unique work of art” (El Norte, Monterrey, Mexico)

“Rarely does one leave a concert hall in such an elated mood as provokes the performance of Mikhail Yanovitsky… he is a true master.” (El Porvenir, Monterrey, Mexico)

“Through his performance of Liszt and Scriabin, Mikhail Yanovitsky established a higher caliber of music- making” (Starnberger SZ, Germany)

Howard Wall - Red Rocks Music Festival
HOWARD WALL
French Horn


Howard Wall, a native of Pittsburgh, joined the horn section of the New York Philharmonic in 1994 (The Ruth F. and Allan J. Broder Chair), after having been a member of The Philadelphia Orchestra for almost 20 years, and a former member of the Phoenix and Denver Symphony Orchestras.

He also performs and records with the All-Star Orchestra.

Mr. Wall has appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic in Schumann’s Konzertstück for Four Horns in New York (1995, 2001, and 2007) as well as on New York Philharmonic tours in Europe (1996) and South America (2001). An avid chamber musician, he appears regularly at the New York Philharmonic Ensembles series at Merkin Hall, as well as at the New York Chamber Music Festival, and performs with the Delphinium Trio, the Amram Ensemble, and in a duo with his wife, violinist Elmira Darvarova.

He can be heard on the CD “Take 9”, featuring the New York Philharmonic horn section and the American Horn Quartet, as well as on former Principal Horn Philip Myers’s “New York Legends” CD. Howard Wall recorded Poulenc’s “Elégie” for Horn and Piano with world-renowned French pianist Pascal Rogé. Mr. Wall has also recorded David Amram’s “Blues and Variations for Monk” for Solo Horn, and gave its European Premiere in Paris. Howard Wall’s most recent CD is “Phillip Ramey: Music for French Horn” (Affetto Records, 2017).

Howard Wall began playing the horn at age ten and earned his bachelor’s degree in music performance at Carnegie Mellon University. He made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 19 performing Schumann’s Konzertstück for Four Horns; he most recently performed the same work again at Carnegie Hall in 2012. Howard Wall was among the performers awarded Gold Medal and Top Honors at the 2018 Global Music Awards.

Elmira Darvarova - Red Rocks Music Festival
ELMIRA DARVAROVA
Violin


Grammy®-nominated recording artist, a concert violinist since the age of four, and an award- winning performer (2017 & 2018 GOLD MEDAL at the Global Music Awards), Elmira Darvarova caused a sensation, becoming the first ever (and so far only) female concertmaster in the history of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. With the MET Orchestra she toured Europe, Japan and the United States, and was heard on the MET's live weekly international radio broadcasts, television broadcasts, CDs and laser discs on the Sony, Deutsche Grammophon and EMI labels.

As concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera she has performed with the greatest conductors of our time, including the legendary Carlos Kleiber. She studied with Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall School in London (on a British Council scholarship), with Josef Gingold at Indiana University in Bloomington (as one of his assistants), and with Henryk Szeryng (privately).

An award-winning artist (Gold Medal at the 2017 and 2018 Global Music Awards, the Gold Quill Award by Classic FM Radio, and the Boris Christoff Medal), and hailed by American Records Guide as a “marvelous violinist in the Heifetz tradition”, Elmira Darvarova can be heard on numerous CDs, recorded for several labels (recent releases include the world premiere recording of Vernon Duke's violin concerto with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and a CD with world-premiere recordings of chamber music by René de Castéra, named by MusicWeb International a RECORD OF THE YEAR 2015). Several of her albums have been selected as Record of the Month by the prestigious publication MusicWeb- International. Her CDs have won critical acclaim in such esteemed publications as The Strad Magazine, Gramophone, Fanfare, American Records Guide, BBC Music Magazine, Klassik Heute.

She has appeared on the most prestigious stages of five continents (including Carnegie Hall, as soloist with orchestra), and has performed concertos with the Moscow State Symphony, the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony, and with numerous other orchestras. Well-versed not only in opera, symphonic and chamber music repertoire, she performs and records in many other genres and styles, including tango, jazz, blues, folk, world music, contemporary/ electronic music, Stroh violin, and Indian Ragas.

She has partnered for chamber music performances with music giants such as Janos Starker, Gary Karr, Pascal Rogé, Vassily Lobanov, with tango and jazz legends such as Octavio Brunetti, Fernando Otero and David Amram, and with the world-renowned Indian classical musician, the superstar of the Sarod: Amjad Ali Khan, with whom she recorded a trilogy of CD albums, based on traditional Indian Ragas (released in the United States, and separately, on the Indian sub-continent). She has recorded 2 CD albums of Baroque music (world-premiere recordings) with the world's most renowned double bassist Gary Karr, and she has performed with him Bottesini's Gran Duo Concertante in the United States and Canada. She has also recorded 3 CDs of music by Astor Piazzolla, two of them with the late great tango pianist and arranger Octavio Brunetti (named by the New York Philharmonic "the inheritor of Piazzolla's mantle"), and she has performed in a duo with Octavio Brunetti at festivals in the US and Europe. For the Naxos label she has recorded 3 CDs of chamber music by Franco Alfano (world-premiere recordings). Her recital at Bela Bartok's memorial house in Budapest was broadcast live throughout Europe.

A documentary film about her life and career was shown on European television. She performs in a duo with Grammy®-winner, pianist/ composer Fernando Otero, and is a founding member of The New York Piano Quartet, the Delphinium Trio, the Quinteto del Fuego and the Amram Ensemble. She is Jury President of several international chamber music competitions in Europe, and she is the President & Director of the New York Chamber Music Festival. Praised by Gramophone Magazine for her "ultra-impassioned performances", and in The Strad for her “intoxicating tonal beauty and beguilingly sensuous phrasing" and "silky-smooth voluptuous tone”, she was featured in Gramophone Magazine with an interview about her world-premiere recording of Vernon Duke's violin concerto (written for Heifetz in 1940), which she recorded recently with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.

For more information please visit her website www.elmiradarvarova.com

Inna Faliks - Red Rocks Music Festival
INNA FALIKS
Pianist


“Adventurous and passionate” (The New Yorker) Ukrainian-born American pianist Inna Faliks has made a name for herself through her commanding performances of standard piano repertoire, as well 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 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.

Faliks is currently Professor of Piano and Head of Piano at UCLA. 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.) .

Highlights of the recent seasons include performances in Ravinia Festival and the National Gallery in DC, recital tours of China, with appearances in all the major halls such as Beijing Center for Performing Arts, Shanghai Oriental Arts Theater and Tianjin Grand Theater, as well as acclaimed performances at the Festival Intenacional de Piano in Mexico, in the Fazioli Series in Italy and in Israel’s Tel Aviv Museum, at Portland Piano Festival and with the Camerata Pacifica, with the modern dance troupe Bodytraffic at the Broad Stage Santa Monica, and Jacaranda Series in Los Angeles, where she performed Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated. Faliks has been featured on WQXR, WNYC, WFMT and many international television broadcasts, and has performed in many other major venues such as Carnegie Hall, Met Museum, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky hall, etc. She collaborates and premieres music by some of today’s most important composers such as Billy Childs, Richard Danielpour, Timo Andres and Clarice Assad. She is known for her poetry-music series Music/Words, and has collaborated with many important poets. She regularly tours with her monologue-recital Polonaise-Fantasie, the Story of a Pianist, which tells the story of her immigration to the United States from Odessa. This has been recorded on Delos; other acclaimed recordings include all-Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff/Ravel/Pasternak discs for MSR Classics. Upcoming recordings include Reimagine Beethoven and Ravel (9 world premieres) on Parma and the Master and Margarita project, with three world premieres and Liszt Sonata in b minor, on Sono Luminus. These programs will be performed nation-wide in 2020-2021.

Faliks is also a writer – her article on China and classical music was recently published by the Washington Post. Inna Faliks is a Yamaha Artist, and is represented by John Gingrich Management.