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A multiple ASCAP award winner, Jonathan Faiman was described in The New York Times as “a pianist with the kind of technique that affords remarkable clarity even in the speediest lines.”

Critically acclaimed, his solo CD, Hie Up The Mountain, has been called “a major contribution to the available body of music by the generation now making its mark in American music.”

He is a member of the Locrian Chamber Players and The Actors Company Theatre and was a featured pianist and composer and the executive producer of TACT’s CD, Play On: Music for The Actors Company Theatre.

Mr. Faiman is also the pianist and co-producer of Jane Eyre, a CD of music by Nils Vigeland.

Mr. Faiman has been commissioned by Ian Hobson and the Sinfonia da Camera, the Carolina Chamber Music Festival, Michael Shapiro and the Chappaqua Orchestra, Locrian Chamber Players, the Mirage Theatre Company, and Michael Mao Dance.

Mr. Faiman made his orchestral conducting debut with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. He has performed concertos, solo recitals, and chamber music concerts with The Ambrosia Trio and other musicians throughout North America and in Israel. In New York City, Mr. Faiman has performed extensively in most major halls, including Avery Fisher, Florence Gould, Merkin, Miller Theatre, Symphony Space, and Carnegie Recital Hall. He is also much sought-after in the world of Jewish music and has performed in synagogues throughout North America.

Mr. Faiman received his Doctorate from Manhattan School of Music as a student of Leon Fleisher. He has taught applied and class piano, composition, chamber music, music theory, ear training, and music history at Concordia College, Manhattan School of Music Precollege, and Bloomingdale School of Music.

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“Faiman is clearly a brilliant pianist...[his] music drew cheers from the Foellinger audience. I hope we hear more of his music soon.”
by John Frayne The Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette (Commissioned Concerto for Ian Hobson/Sinfonia da Camera)