Inna Perkins and Boris Zarankin
Founders and Artistic Directors
Inna Perkis, piano
Russian-Canadian pianist Inna Perkis was described by the Weekly Seattle as having “…a commanding musical personality… poetry to every nuance…” Ms. Perkis has performed internationally as a soloist and a chamber musician, collaborating with such distinguished musicians as Ofra Harnoy, Michael Schade, Measha Bruggergosman, and Isabel Bayrakdarian. As a collaborative pianist, she has been praised for her “singing tone and sensitivity.” She is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Off Centre Music Salon with her husband Boris Zarankin.
Boris Zarankin, piano
A pianist of international renown, Boris Zarankin was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a “pianist of flair, style and exciting virtuosity”. Mr. Zarankin studied at the Kharkov State Conservatory with Regina Horowitz and at the Moscow State Conservatory. Mr. Zarankin has appeared as a soloist with many leading orchestras. His most recent recording, Beethoven? Beethoven! (July 2007), has been called “a paragon of intelligent artistry”, while his 24 Chopin Etudes remain “an aesthetic revelation”. For his two volumes of Schubert-Liszt Lieder, he was praised as a “master of tone colour.” He is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Off Centre Music Salon with his wife Inna Perkis.
Photo by: Elise Newman