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Mephisto Waltz
Six Consolations
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12
Six Polish Songs after Chopin
Rigoletto Fantasy after Verdi

Inna Heifetz, piano

Catalog #S022561CD [DDD]

Program Notes

After her New York debut appearance to great acclaim at Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall in 1988, Inna Heifetz has established a flourishing career that has taken her on tour to Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and the United States. She has performed in many American and European festivals including Senigallia and Portogruaro Festivals in Italy, Mannheim in Germany, Summit Festival and Summer in the Square '99 in New York. Ms. Heifetz has appeared as soloist with, among others, the Russian Chamber Orchestra, Boston Pops, Liederkranz Orchestra of New York, and the Liszt Festival Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Heifetz studied with Oxana Yablonskaya, Lev Vlasenko, and Bela Nagy. She was a student of Adrian Yegorov at the Gnessin Institute of Music in Moscow and graduated from the Stoliarsky Music School in Odessa, Ukraine. She has won several international prizes and awards, among them the Aaron Richmond Award, the Marie Baier Foundation Award, and the Gold Medal in the Tape Recording Competition in New York in 1983.

Critics call Ms. Heifetz's playing "ingratiating" and "reverent of composer's style", her technique "ideal", her tone "softly colored". In a review of her debut recording of works by Franz Liszt a critic said: "She plays Liszt in close accordance to what ... Liszt playing should be". Ms. Heifetz's most recent recording of music by Alfred Schnittke was nominated for the 1998 AFIM Awards.

Ms. Heifetz performs in chamber music concerts with such artists as Natalia Zusman, Zung-Wan Wang, and Dmitry Yablonsky. She has given masterclasses and lectures at various festivals and schools in the United States, Italy, Germany and France.


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