Called “adventurous” and “passionate” by The New Yorker, Ukrainian-born, New York City based pianist Inna Faliks has established herself as one of the most passionately committed, exciting and poetic artists of her generation. After her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 15, acclaimed by the Chicago Tribune, she has performed on many of the world’s great stages, with numerous orchestras, in solo appearances, and with conductors
She was the winner of many prestigious competitions, including the coveted International Pro Musicis Award 2005. Other prizes include first prizes in Hilton Head International Competition, Grand prize in St. Charles International Competition, 2nd prize in the Val Tidone International Piano Competition, First Prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition, and 1st prize in the Yale Gordon Competition at the Peabody. Earlier competition prizes include winning the Chopin Kosciuszko Competition, MTNA Yamaha National Competition, and Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, among others.
Ms. Faliks is the founder and curator of the LMCC award winning interdisciplinary series Music/Word. Now in its fifth season, Music/Words features live poetry and classical music performances in NYC. During the past three seasons, Faliks produced and performed in two month-long series of Music/Words broadcasts on WFMT radio, a station that frequently features Faliks and highlights her performances. This coming fall, Music/Words collaborates with Poetry Foundation to present a celebratory concert in Chicago.