Dr. Tina Faigen is
a concert pianist, recording artist, teacher, and editor. In addition
to performing as a recitalist and chamber musician, she has been
engaged as guest soloist with orchestras in the United States and
Europe, including the Pittsburgh Symphony at the age of 13. Music
critics have described her as commanding a rich palette of
pianistic colors and fingers of awesome dexterity, and as
having a compelling combination of solid technique and
distinctive interpretation, full of color and nuance, with her
virtuosity the servant of the music. A stunning performer who plays
with assurance, fluidity and power.
maintained an active private teaching studio since she was 14 and
continues to guide students of all ages and levels of ability. In
1992, she carried her expertise into the field of music editing,
serving as the principal music editor for The Robert Schultz Piano
Library, which includes editions of standard classical repertoire and
Schultzs original works, arrangements, and piano
transcriptions. Faigens compact disc recordings of
Schultzs worksVisions of Dunbar and Tina Faigen
Plays Piano Transcriptionshave received rave reviews.
Faigen plays Schultzs works superlatively, effortlessly
clarifying their rippling complexities and performing with supple
dexterity, a clear, resonant tone and sensitive touch.
Faigen holds three
degrees in piano performance. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts
and Master of Music degrees from the University of Miami, and her
Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.