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Ingrid Fliter

Ingrid Fliter

Ingrid Fliter. Photo: Gary Houlder

Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter has won the admiration and hearts of audiences around the world for her passionate yet thoughtful and sensitive music making played with an effortless technique. Winner of the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, one of only a handful of pianists and the only woman to have received this honour, Ms. Fliter divides her time between North America and Europe.

In Europe, Ms. Fliter has performed in recital in Amsterdam, London at both Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Prague, Salzburg, Cologne and Stockholm, and participated in festivals such as La Roque D’Antheron, Prague Autumn and the BBC Proms. Recent orchestral engagements include appearances with the Helsinki and Royal Stockholm Philharmonics; the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Symphony in London; and the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Swedish Chamber Orchestra. In Asia she has performed in recital in Singapore and at The World Pianist Series in Tokyo and with orchestras including the Israel, Hong Kong and Osaka philharmonics and Sydney and West Australian symphonies.

Ingrid Fliter made her American orchestral debut with the Atlanta Symphony just days after the announcement of her Gilmore award. Since then, she has appeared with most of the major North American orchestras including the Cleveland and Minnesota Orchestras, the Boston, San Francisco, St. Louis, Toronto, Detroit, National, Dallas, Houston, Cincinnati, New World, San Diego and New Jersey symphonies among others, as well as at the Mostly Mozart, Tanglewood, Grant Park, Aspen, Ravinia, Blossom, Tippet Rise and Brevard summer festivals. She made her debut at the Grand Tetons Festival in summer 2022. Equally busy as a recitalist, Ms. Fliter has performed in New York at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, the Metropolitan Museum and the 92nd Street Y, at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, and in Boston, San Francisco, Vancouver and Detroit, as well as for the Van Cliburn Foundation in Fort Worth.

A Linn recording artist, Ms. Fliter has recorded both Chopin concertos and the Mendelssohn and Schumann concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Jun Maerkl as well as the complete Chopin Preludes and Chopin Nocturnes for the same label. Her two all-Chopin recordings for EMI earned her the reputation as one of the pre-eminent interpreters of that composer while her most recent EMI recording is an all-Beethoven CD featuring the Pathetique and Appassionata sonatas. Live recordings of Ms. Fliter performing works by Beethoven and Chopin at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam are available on the VAI Audio label. Her next recording project for Linn is an all-Schumann disc.

Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Ingrid Fliter began her piano studies in Argentina with Elizabeth Westerkamp. In 1992 she moved to Europe where she continued her studies in Freiburg with Vitaly Margulis, in Rome with Carlos Bruno, and with Franco Scala and Boris Petrushansky at the Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, Italy, where she has been teaching since 2015. Ms. Fliter began playing public recitals at the age of eleven and made her professional orchestra debut at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires at the age of 16. Already the winner of several competitions in Argentina, she went on to win prizes at the Cantu International Competition and the Ferruccio Busoni Competition in Italy and in 2000 was awarded the silver medal at the Frederic Chopin Competition in Warsaw.

Photo: Gary Houlder