In January 2006, Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter was announced as the recipient of the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award. Only the fifth pianist to have been so honored, the Gilmore Artist Award is made to an exceptional pianist who, regardless of age or nationality, possesses broad and profound musicianship and charisma and who desires and can sustain a career as a major international concert artist.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Ingrid Fliter began her piano studies in Argentina with Elizabeth Westerkamp. In 1992, at the suggestion of Martha Argerich, she moved to Europe where she continued her studies with Vitalj Margulis at the Musikhochschule fur Musik in Freiburg and subsequently with Carlo Bruno in Rome and at the Academy 'Incontri col Maestro' in Imola under the leadership of Franco Scala and Boris Petrushansky. She has also participated in masterclasses with Leon Fleischer, Alexander Lonquich and Louis Lortie and receives ongoing musical support and artistic advice from Zoltan Kocsis.
Ms Fliter began playing public recitals at the age of 11 and made her professional orchestra debut at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires at the age of 16. Already the winner of several Argentine competitions, she went on to win prizes at the Cantu International Competition and the Ferruccio Busoni Competition in Italy; in 2000 she was awarded the silver medal at the Frederic Chopin Competition in Warsaw.
Ingrid Fliter has performed with orchestra and in recital at many of the major concert halls worldwide including Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Liszt Conservatory Hall in Budapest, Philharmonia in St. Petersburg, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Grosses Festspiele-Haus in Salzburg and the Kalner Philharmonie in Cologne. Her appearances with international orchestras include engagements with the Berlin Symphony, Netherlands Philharmonic, Hungarian National Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Guiseppe Verdi Orchestra of Milan and the National Symphonic and National Philharmonic Orchestras of Buenos Aires. Ms Fliter has also performed at the La Roque D'Antheron, Prague Autumn and Pianistico Internazionale Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli festivals among others, and participated in several of 'The World Pianist Series' in Tokyo with such renowned pianists Alfred Brendel, Maurizio Pollini and Martha Argerich.
Ms Fliter made her major American orchestra debut with the Atlanta Symphony with Donald Runnicles conducting in January 2006, just days after the announcement of her Gilmore Award. In March 2006 she replaced Martha Argerich for concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Charles Dutoit. Additional recent US engagements have included debuts at the Hollywood Bowl (again with Los Angeles Philharmonic), performances with the Detroit and National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa), and recitals in San Francisco, Chicago and New York at Carnegie Hall. She also recently appeared with The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Paavo Jarvi at the New York Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival.
Highlights of the 2007/08 season see her orchestral debuts with the San Francisco, St Louis, Cincinnati, Washington National, Dallas and Toronto symphony orchestras, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, and a tour of Spain with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. She will give recitals in Vancouver, London (Wigmore Hall), Japan, Barcelona and Lisbon.
From September 2007 Ingrid Fliter will be added to the roster of BBC New Generation Artists for a period of two years.
Recently signed to record exclusively for EMI, Ms Fliter's first release under this contract will be a digital release on iTunes which will appear in January 2008, followed by her first CD which will feature works by Chopin. Live recordings of Ms Fliter performing works by Beethoven and Chopin at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam as well as a DVD of a recital at the Miami International Piano Festival are available on the VAI audio label.
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Ingrid Fliter, the Argentine pianist and winner of the prestigious Gilmore Award, has recorded her debut CD, a Chopin recital, under an exclusive contract with EMI Classics. The repertoire features the Sonata No. 3 Op. 58, Fantasie-impromptu Op. 66, Waltzes Op 18 'Grand valse brilliante' and Op. 64 Nos. 1-3, Barcarolle Op. 60, Mazurkas Op. 59 Nos. 1-3, and Ballade No. 4 in F minor Op 52.
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