B i o g r a p h y

 Inessa Zaretsky is on the Piano faculty of Mannes College, The New School University.

 She is the Director of the Chamber Music Society of the Carolinas, based in Asheville, North Carolina and is the Artistic co-director of the Phoenix Chamber Music Series in New York City with pianist Vassa Shevel. For the past 10 years she’s been performing with Craftsbury Chamber Players in Vermont.

Ms.Zaretsky is an award-winning pianist and composer whose performances have taken her around the world while her music has been performed in England,  Norway,  Canada,  Australia,  Italy , Russia and throughout the United States.

She studied piano with Richard Goode and composition with Robert Cuckson at the Mannes College of Music in New York and has collaborated with many notable musicians, such as the Miro, Enso, Jasper and Cassat String Quartets, Kent/Blossom Festival Orchestra,  Chamber Music Series of the St. Lukes Orchestra,  musicians of the Boston,  Chicago and Orpheus Orchestras, members of the Metropolitan Opera and many others.

 

"My Mom passed away 12 years ago, but her poetry lives with me still. 

N E W S

  • Wonderful and challenging to be the Director of the Chamber Music Society of the Carolinas –in Asheville, North Carolina. This summer of 2019 will be my fifth! year while the Festival celebrates its 50th! anniversary.

  • Many concerts to look forward to in the spring.  The highlights will be performing again with Nicholas Tamagna, countertenor extraordinaire!

  • My composing is full steam ahead – concert of a new commissioned work at Symphony Space, rewriting a flute/piano piece for a violin for a concert in RI, and writing a trio for the Horszowski Piano Trio.(https://horszowskitrio.com) 

 UPCOMING CONCERTS 

 

      Oct

         5

 

Chapel Restoration, Cold Spring

Chamber Music Society of New Paltz (https://cmsnewpaltz.org/)

‘Muted Gestures ‘

with Tesla Quartet and Lenore Davis, piano

                              2019

 Oct

6

DMWeil Gallery, New Paltz

Chamber Music Society of New Paltz

‘Muted Gestures ‘

with Tesla Quartet and Lenore Davis, piano

F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

"…her composition is freely ranging and thoroughly wrought…"
The New York Times

 

"…virtuoso playing, powerful temperament…superb musicianship…"
Moscow Times

 

"...(her opera is ) instantly appealing..."

Opera UK

 

“…a prodigiously gifted composer…”

The Baltimore Sun

 

“…… here is a wonderful, very musical response to any such notions of what "new music" really should be..."

Classics Today

 

”… effectively written…..has an attractive, melancholic charm…

The Strad

Nov

2

Chapel Restoration, Cold Spring

Chamber Music Society of New Paltz (https://cmsnewpaltz.org/)

‘Automne song’ 

with Nicholas Tamagna, countertenor and Medina, clarinet

Nov

3

 DMWeil Gallery, New Paltz

Chamber Music Society of New Paltz

‘Automne song’ 

with Nicholas Tamagna, countertenor and Medina, clarinet

Nov

8

Church of Christ and St.Stephens

Arion Chamber Music Series (http://arionchambermusic.org/)

with William Wei, violin and Rob LaRue, cello

Nov

20

22

24

Rhinebeck Music Series 

with Maria Bachmann, violin and Elizabeth Hochman, soprano

Dec

12

YIVO, The Jewish Archive Museum 

Phoenix Chamber Series (http://www.phoenixchamberensemble.com/)

with Vassa Shevel, piano, Annaliesa Place, violin and Serafim Smigelskiy, cello