The Hollywood Trio

The Hollywood Piano Trio

Roberto Cani, violin
Robert deMaine, cello
Inna Faliks, piano

The Hollywood Piano Trio’s passionate and commanding interpretations of the standard piano trio repertoire is invigorated by its commitment to Los Angeles based composers, those who immigrated to LA, and those whose musical life led them to a career in film.

The trio was formed in 2018 and is comprised of three of LA’s most outstanding musicians. Each of the three have distinguished careers as concerto soloists, recitalists, chamber musicians and have appeared with major orchestras and music festivals throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. They occupy key positions in LA’s musical landscape. Cani is Concertmaster with the LA Opera; DeMaine is Principal cellist with LA Philharmonic, and Faliks is Head of Piano and Professor of Piano at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Each brings their unique, multifaceted international experience and their vibrant personalities to the medium.

Recital Programs 2019-20

All paths lead to L.A.

Trio Elegiaque # 1 in g minor: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Piano Trio opus 1: Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Verklarte Nacht opus 4 (arr. for piano trio by E. Steuermann): Arnold Schoenberg


Trio # 1 opus 8: Dmitry Shostakovich
Sonata for Cello and Piano, opus 40

Piano Trio # 2 opus 67

Boom and Bust

Porgy and Bess Suite: George Gershwin
Piano Trio: John Musto
Piano Trio: Leonard Bernstein

Piano trio in a minor: Maurice Ravel

Phantom Thread

Notturno in E flat major, D 897: Franz Schubert
Light and Matter: Kaija Saariaho
Piano Trio in G major: Claude Debussy

Trio # 2 in D 929 in E flat: Franz Schubert

  1. La Campanella, Paganini - Liszt Inna Faliks 4:53
  2. Rzewski "The People United Shall Never Be Defeated" (excerpt, improvised cadenza) Inna Faliks 8:36
  3. Beethoven Eroica Variations Inna Faliks 9:59
  4. Gershwin: Prelude 3 in E-flat Minor Inna Faliks 1:25
  5. Mozart Piano Concerto #20 - II Inna Faliks with Chamber Orchestra of St. Matthews 10:27
  6. Gaspard de la Nuit (1908) : Scarbo - Ravel Inna Faliks 9:07
  7. Sirota by Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin Inna Faliks 7:45