Richard Faria

The Clarinet Studio of

Richard Faria

Professor, Performance Studies
Faculty, School of Music

Faria Hailed in American Record Guide Review

Clarinetist and associate professor of music performance Richard Faria's recently released CD of the music of Cornell composer Roberto Sierra was reviewed in a recent edition of the American Record Guide.

The reviewer wrote: " ... All the players are highly skilled and tackle the music with great enthusiasm. Ithaca College professor Rick Faria is excellent, boasting a great solo sound, solid technique, a wide dynamic range, amazing comfort in the extremities of the instrument, and an artistic commitment to every piece."

And from later in the review: "These works are more demanding on the ear and may take more than one hearing to appreciate. But Faria and his colleagues play with such aplomb and conviction, they are difficult not to like; you may even be humming the music after you finish listening."

Collaborating artists for the CD are cellist Heidi Hoffman, who is currently teaching at IC; pianist Xak Bjerken of the Cornell faculty; and percussionist Robert Bridge, who formerly taught at Ithaca College.

Originally published in Intercom: Faria Hailed in American Record Guide Review.

School of Music  ·  3322 Whalen Center  ·  Ithaca College  ·  Ithaca, NY 14850  ·  (607) 274-3171  ·  Full Directory Listing