Faina Lushtak Piano Recital

Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 3:00pm

McKinney Theatre


Mask Required

Faina Lushtak was born and raised in the Soviet Union. She began her piano and composition studies at the age of six, taught by her mother, Evgenia Lushtak. She went on to study at the Stoliarsky School for Musically Gifted Children in Odessa under the tutelage of Eleonora Levinson, followed by the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where she was taught by Genrietta Mirvis, Yakov Zak and Tikhon Khrennikov, and earned degrees in piano performance and composition.

She was a faculty member at the Moscow Conservatory, performing throughout the Soviet Union until immigrating to the United States in 1978. Ms. Lushtak’s performances have inspired audiences in Russia, Western Europe, Canada and the United States and earned widespread critical acclaim. At her debut at Alice Tully Hall, The New York Times wrote, “The qualities she prizes most are clarity of line and transparency of texture. Incisive clarity remained her hallmark.” The Times-Picayune wrote that “her technique is sure and ample” and spoke of her “beautiful, singing lyricism.” At the Bachauer Festival, The Salt Lake Tribune commented that “two hours spent basking in her glorious music wasn’t enough.”