Inna Faliks

“Adventurous and passionate” (The New Yorker) Ukrainian-born pianist Inna Faliks (www.innafaliks.com) has established herself as one of the most exciting, committed, communicative and poetic artists of her generation. Faliks is Professor of Piano at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, where she also is Head of Piano. 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. Critics call her “A concert pianist of the highest order” (Chicago WTTW), 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.)

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David Kaplan

David Kaplan has been called “excellent and adventurous” by The New York Times, and praised by the Boston Globe for “grace and fire” at the keyboard.He has appeared at London’s Barbican Centre, at Miami’s Arscht Center with Itzhak Perlman, and worked with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Recent recital appearances include the Ravinia Festival, Sarasota Opera House, and National Gallery, and he looks forward to appearances at Music on Main in Vancouver and Strathmore’s Music at the Mansion in Baltimore. An avid concerto soloist who often conducts from the keyboard, he recently performed Schumann’s Piano Concerto with the Johnstown Symphony and James Blachly, and the De Falla Harpsichord Concerto at the Mondavi Center in Davis, CA

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Inna Faliks: Music, History and Identity
Inna Faliks, the renowned concert pianist, and professor and head of the piano department at the School of Music reflects on how music helped her connect more deeply with her Jewish heritage.
School of Music Receives New Pianos Courtesy of The Ahmanson Foundation
Thanks to a generous philanthropic investment by The Ahmanson Foundation, the School of Music is now home to seven beautiful, new Yamaha pianos.
School of Music Welcomes New Faculty
This fall, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music will welcome Jan Berry Baker, David Kaplan and Catherine Provenzano to its stellar roster of faculty.

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