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Inna Sukonik

  • Degrees and StudiesB.M., Odessa State Conservatory of Music (Ukraine)
  • Music Conservatory of WestchesterFaculty since 1975

Performances and Distinctions: As a young soloist, Inna Sukonik participated in the Ukranian Competition in Kiev. Soon after immigrating to the United States she founded the Émigré Trio and performed with numerous chamber ensembles, appearing at Town Hall, Merkin Hall and on WQXR. For the last thirty years she has lived in New York City and served on the faculties of the Music Conservatory of Westchester and the Lucy Moses School of Music and Dance.  Ms. Sukonik also teaches at the Lucy Moses School in New York City.  She formerly served on the faculty of the Odessa State Conservatory and the Moscow Gnessin Musical Pedagogical Institute.

Teaching Philosophy: “I try to introduce music to my students as an art form that brings an added dimension to life. I do believe that art has great meaning for each individual. As a teacher, it gives me pleasure to work with students on understanding the structure of each composition. I start by explaining simple cadences to beginners, and with more advanced students I discuss deeper aspects of the music. I believe that positive reinforcement and warmly supportive teaching produces the best results.”