Meira Farkas was born in Arad (Romania). At the age of 15, she and her family immigrated to Israel. Her exceptional talent was discovered early in life. She first studied at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv (Ilona Vincze-Kraus/piano and Ödön Pártos/chamber music).
This was followed by scholarships at the Mannes College of Music (New York, USA) and at the Juilliard Music School (New York, USA) where she studied under Leonard Shure, Rosina Lhévinne and Ilona Kabos and, accordingly, a period spent in the USA.
Meira Farkas’ musical development was encouraged and supported by the great musicians of her time. She took part in Wilhelm Kempff’s Beethoven master classes (Positano, Italy) and was invited to the chamber music festival of Prussia Cove (Cornwall, Great Britain) under Sándor Végh´s artistic direction, to the Marlboro Music Festival (Marlboro, USA) and to the Tibor Varga Festival in Sion (Switzerland).
One of her earliest concert appearances was as guest pianist at a gala concert in honor of Arthur Rubinstein at New York´s Carnegie Hall (New York, USA).
Meira Farkas has charmed audiences, as well, in the leading concert halls of Europe. In Austria, Meira Farkas has made numerous appearances in the Brahms Saal (Wiener Musikverein), in the "Konzerthaus Wien" as part of concert series for the well known "Wiener Festwochen" and at the festival "Carinthischer Sommer" (Ossiach, Österreich).
Musical and personal friendship have connected Meira Farkas to some of the most renowned artists of the 20th century. Event the great Pablo Casals, himself, was overwhelmed by her deep musical understanding and interpretive powers. Is it any wonder then that Meira Farkas was invited as guest soloist to the “Festival Casals” in Puerto Rico (2007). Her performance prompting one critic to write: "Meira Farkas casts a spell, and the fascination doesn´t end ..."
She has influenced a multitude of young pianists and supported many emerging talents through her teaching. Among her students are Till Fellner, the Chinese pianist Chih-Yu Chen and Catalina Butcaru.