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Dec 5 2023

Inna Faliks – Book Launch Recital

Recording Studio, Evelyn & Mo Ostin Music Center View Program

Inna Faliks is known the world over as an adventurous and passionate concert pianist. But few know her journey. She was born in Odessa, Ukraine, part of the Soviet Union at the time. Her family fled Soviet repression and antisemitism, and endured a long journey that took them through Vienna, Rome, and ultimately to Chicago. Join the Herb Alpert School of Music as we celebrate the release of Faliks' memoir, Weight in the Fingertips: A Musical Odyssey from Soviet Ukraine to the World Stage

Learn more about Faliks' journey.

Advance praise for Weight in the Fingertips, a Musical Odyssey from Soviet Ukraine to the World Stage by Inna Faliks

"Full of vivid detail...very personal, beautiful, rich"
Evgeny Kissin, pianist

"Inna Faliks's memoir is a rare window into the fraught process through which a young vulnerable talent becomes a virtuoso"
Stuart Isacoff, Wall Street Journal

"A moving, exciting artistic journey by an important female voice. I couldn't put it down"
Jane Seymour, Emmy winning and Oscar nominated actress

"Inna Faliks's words have the same fluidity and self assurance as her playing - both well deserve your attention"
Anne Midgette (Washington Post)

"Inna Faliks travels the world and becomes a musician of poetry and power. What an inspiring book - and life."
Tim Page, Pulitzer Prize for Criticism

This event is made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2023 - 24 Dobrow Series.

Like most of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is FREE!  Early arrival is recommended. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. No RSVP required.

While Inside the Venue:

No Food or Drink allowed in the building.


This event is FREE! No RSVP required. Early arrival is recommended.


Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Learn more about campus parking.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


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Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.