The American pianist and teacher, Tina Faigen, earned Bachelor of Music degree from the prestigious Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Master of Music degree and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami.
Tina Faigen's career as a classical pianist has encompassed a broad range of performance engagements. In addition to recording and maintaining a teaching studio, she appears in solo recitals, chamber music concerts, and as guest soloist with orchestras. She has appeared on the distinguished Pittsburgh "Y" Recital Series and has been engaged as guest soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the USA and Europe, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at the age of 13. Among her musical achievements, she was awarded a debut tour of Italy as concerto soloist with the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzeze. She has also appeared in over 30 performances of Tchaikovsky's 3rd Piano Concerto with Edward Villella's Miami City Ballet. The Miami Herald writes, "Tina Faigen played so brilliantly that it was difficult at times to concentrate on the dancing." 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.”
Tina Faigen has 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 Robert Schultz’s original works, arrangements, and piano transcriptions. Faigen’s compact disc recordings of R. Schultz’s works - Visions of Dunbar and Tina Faigen Plays Piano Transcriptions - have received rave reviews. “Faigen plays Schultz’s works superlatively, effortlessly clarifying their rippling complexities and performing with supple dexterity, a clear, resonant tone and sensitive touch.”
Tina Faigen is a member of the National Academy of Recordings Arts and Science, and in honor of her career, has been noted in International Who's Who in Music.