Thursday, April 13, 2006

Piano Virtuosa Inna Faliks Closes 2005-2006 Concert Series, April 29

Chestertown, MD, April 13, 2006 — The 2005-2006 Washington College Concert Series will close with a performance by the renowned pianist Inna Faliks, Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in the Tawes Theatre, Daniel Z. Gibson Performing Arts Center. Single tickets can be purchased at the door, $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth 18 and under.

Ukrainian-born American pianist Inna Faliks gave her debut with the Chicago Symphony at age 15 playing Tchaikovsky's Concerto # 1. Since then she has performed recitals and concerti in the United States, France, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, and Japan, under the batons of Leonard Slatkin, Keith Lockhart, Edward Polochick, Stephen Alltop, Anne Harrigan, Jed Gaylin, Jason Love, Thomas Joiner, Phillip Simmons among others.

Called "a delight to hear" and "warmly poetic" by Baltimore Sun critic Phil Greenfield, Faliks is a top prize winner in many competitions including the 2005 Pro Musicis International Award, Saint Charles International Piano Competition, International Hilton Head Piano Competition, Val Tidone International Piano Competition in Italy, National Federation of Music Clubs Competition, Yale Gordon Competition at Peabody Conservatory, and the Yamaha National Competition. She has also performed chamber music with musicians from the Chicago Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, and the Israel Philharmonic.

Faliks is currently in a doctoral program with Gilbert Kalish at SUNY-Stony Brook and is pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale in Imola, Italy, with Boris Petrushansky She earned a Graduate Performance Diploma and a masters degree at the Peabody Conservatory with Leon Fleisher and Ann Schein.

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