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Intermusica represents Ingrid Fliter in Europe

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Jessica Ford

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Victoria Ford

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Ingrid Fliter

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“To hear Fliter in Mozart serves as a reminder of what makes her such an inspired interpreter of Chopin…Her playing possesses the instinctive humanity that the music of both composers calls for, and here the limpid touch, tasteful vitality and poise of her performance were entirely apt.”
Daily Telegraph, July 2014


Born in Buenos Aires, Ingrid Fliter began her piano studies in Argentina with Elizabeth Westerkamp and after moving to Europe, she continued her studies with Vitaly Margulis at the Musickhochschule in Freiburg, in Rome with Carlo Bruno and in Imola, at the Academy ‘Incontri col Maestro’ with Franco Scala and Boris Petrushansky. She also worked with and been mentored by Zoltan Kocsis, Louis Lortie, Alexander Lonquich and Alfred Brendel.

Fliter has established a reputation as one of the pre-eminent interpreters of Chopin; her two all-Chopin albums on EMI Classics are testament to this and her recording of Chopin: Complete Waltzes received five-star reviews and was named the Daily Telegraph’s ‘CD of the Week’. It was also named ‘Editor’s Choice’ in both Gramophone and Classic FM magazines. Gramophone commented: “Ingrid Fliter sets a new benchmark for the complete waltzes. From beginning to end, this is among the finest Chopin recordings of recent years.” In 2014 Fliter released the Chopin Piano Concerti with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Jun Märkl and the disc attracted extensive critical acclaim. The Daily Telegraph wrote: “Ingrid Fliter was born to play Chopin…On this new Linn disc with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra she gives truly wondrous performances of the two piano concertos… Fliter has a natural, utterly compelling feel and flair for this music, its suppleness of pulse, its glow, its sparkle, its touching fragility and its forceful impetus.” This season Fliter will release the complete Chopin Preludes on Linn Records.

Fliter’s engagements in the 2014/15 season include returns to the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Manchester Camerata, with conductors including Thomas Dausgaard, Edward Gardner, Andrey Boreyko, Jun Märkl and Gábor Takács-Nagy. Fliter will give recitals at the Wigmore Hall, in Delaware and in Jersey, and in North America she will perform with the Toronto Symphony, Atlanta Symphony and Seattle Symphony orchestras.

Winner of the Silver Medal in the 2000 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Ingrid Fliter was awarded the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, one of only a handful of pianists to have received this honour. She now divides her time between Europe and the USA, where she works with orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony St. Louis Symphony and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

In recital, Fliter has performed in many of the great halls and festivals across the world including the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Cologne Philharmonie, Salzburg Festspielhaus, London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum, in Fort Worth for the Van Cliburn Foundation and in Chicago, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara. Festival highlights include La Roque D’Antheron, Valdemossa Chopin Festival, the BBC Proms and the World Pianist Series in Tokyo. She has also appeared at the Tivoli, Mostly Mozart, Grant Park, Aspen and Blossom festivals.

Ingrid Fliter is represented by Jessica Ford at Intermusica, jford@intermusica.co.uk.
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CHOPIN Piano Concertos
Piano Concerto No.1 Op.11 in E Minor
Piano Concerto No.2 Op 21 in E Minor

Jun Märkl, conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Linn Records(2014 – CKD 455)
BEETHOVEN Beethoven Sonatas
Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Opus. 13 ‘Pathetique’; Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Opus. 31 No. 2 ‘Tempest’; Sonata No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 ‘Appassionata
EMI Classics (2011 – 5099909457324)
CHOPIN
The Complete Waltzes
Waltz in E flat Op.18; Waltzes Op.34; Waltz in A flat Op.42; Waltzes Op.64; Waltzes Op.69; Waltzes Op.70; Waltz in A flat; Waltz in E; Waltz in E minor; Waltz in E flat; Waltzes Op. posth.
EMI Classics (2009 5099969835124)

Piano Works
Barcarolle Op.60; Mazurkas Op.59 Nos. 1-3; Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. posth. (first version of Fantaisie-impromptu Op.66); Waltz Op.64 No.1; Sonata No.3 Op.58; Waltz Op.18; Ballade No.4; Waltzes Op.64 Nos. 2 & 3; Preludes Op.28 nos. 15 & 17
EMI Classics (2008 5099951489922)
HAYDN, BEETHOVEN & CHOPIN
Ingrid Fliter in Recital (DVD)
VAI (2006 - DVD 4389)
CHOPIN & BEETHOVEN
Recorded live at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw
Beethoven: Sonata No. 7 in D Major; Sonata No.18 in E-Flat Major
Chopin: 6 Waltzes: Op.42, No.1; Op. 64, No.2; Op.64, No.3; Op.34, No.1; Op.34, No.3; Op.42 "Grande Valse"; Andante spianato; Grande Polonaise, Op.22.
VAI (2006 - CD 1250)
CHOPIN
Recorded live at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw
Nocturne in G Major, Op.9, No.3; Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44; Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52; Mazurka in F minor, Op.63, No.2; Scherzo No.4 in E Major, Op.54; Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op.27, No.2; Fantasie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor; Scherzo No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.31; Waltz in A-flat Major, Op.42; Waltz in G-flat Major, Op.70. No.1; Waltz in E-flat Major, Op.18. Encore: Piazzola: "Adios Nonino"
VAI (2006 - CD 1251)


RECORDING REVIEWS

Chopin Piano Concerti / Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jun Märkl (Linn Records)
“It is the care with which both the soloist and orchestra make music that is simply exhilarating.

Ingrid Fliter’s brilliantly noble playing is rich in colour and so exquisitely imaginative that both works become free of routine, experienced again as delicate masterpieces of Romanticism.”
Fono Forum, June 2014

“Ingrid Fliter’s clean technique, pearly runs, and penchant for coaxing out inner voices are lovely to behold…Fliter takes decisive charge of the F minor concerto’s Larghetto, where her dynamic surges and rhetorical underlining enhance the music’s flowing intensity and operatically-influenced long lines.”
Classic FM, June 2014

“Ingrid Fliter was born to play Chopin, of whose music she has already released two outstanding CDs for EMI. On this new Linn disc with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra she gives truly wondrous performances of the two piano concertos.

… Then there is Fliter’s playing, and what a pure joy it is. Power, delicacy, refinement and passion are all there in these two concertos… Fliter has a natural, utterly compelling feel and flair for this music, its suppleness of pulse, its glow, its sparkle, its touching fragility and its forceful impetus.

Her playing flows artlessly, with pliability and shading that stem from deep within the expressive requirements of the music rather than from any artificially imposed interpretative ideas. Her lyricism is exquisite, her piano tone luminous. When it comes to the pyrotechnics, she is not only completely at one with the demands of agility, vim and vigour but also possesses the essential quality of impeccable taste to preserve the music’s poetic perspective. In all respects, a remarkable disc.”
Geoffrey Norris, Daily Telegraph, five stars, March 2014

“Fliter plays with such grace and heartfelt sincerity... by whatever magical means, [she] touches the heart.”
Gramophone, Editor’s Choice, February 2014

“The solo playing is exquisite, liquidly expressive in the slow movements, firm-toned but dance-like and deliciously pliable in the faster ones…Chopin with attitude and integrity."
Scotsman, March 2014

“It's a breathtaking performance. The orchestra's subtle and sensitive playing perfectly accompany Fliter's strongly expressive interpretation, which is at turns lyrical and powerful.”
Classic FM, February 2014

“Her playing magically combines a personalised poetic impulse with an exhilaratingly choreographed virtuosity.”
BBC Music Magazine, February 2014

“Fliter’s “timing” is judged to perfection; her tempi are near ideal; she never loses sight of Chopin the poet or reinvents him as a red-blooded virtuoso.”
Gramophone, February 2014

“This is very much Chopin playing in the great tradition: rich-toned, generous though never profligate with its rubato, and invested with a vast range of keyboard colour. It's all put together meticulously too – there's great subtlety in the way Fliter shapes the slow movements of both concertos.”
Guardian, February 2014

Beethoven Piano Sonatas (EMI Classics)
“A remarkable disc.”
Ivan Hewitt, Daily Telegraph

“The opening chord of the ‘Pathétique’ Sonata commands attention, as does Ingrid Fliter’s thoughtfully exploratory way with the whole of the Grave introduction. She is in no rush to get to the Allegro. When she does it is brought off with a fine mix of clarity and direction-focused quickness and with some ear-catching alterations of touch … Following a dynamically varied first movement, in which fortissimo accents lack nothing in force, the famous song-like slow movement is mellifluously turned and made sentient by Fliter ...“
Colin Anderson, International Record Review

“This is one of the most exhilarating and powerful performances of this great work among recent recordings.”
Hugh Canning, Sunday Times

“Here is a riveting traversal of well-known works. Just listen to the first movement of the Pathetique and you’ll hear the virtues that pertain throughout – surprising tempi and touch that nevertheless make sense, themes presented as inner voices relating to each other with as much personality as characters in a play. Fascinating stuff.”
James Inverne, Editor’s Choice, Gramophone

In the Appassionata Sonata Fliter is once more unswervingly serious, as true to the spirit as to the letter of the score... it is wonderful indeed to encounter a pianist of such exalted yet natural and unforced artistry.

... Rarely has this label been so lucky in its choice of pianists.”
Bryce Morrison, Editor’s Choice, Gramophone

Chopin Complete Waltzes (EMI Classics)
“Vivid, immediate, spontaneous, full of grace and wit, [this recording] presents the whole gamut of Chopin’s emotional variety. She plays no phrase the same way twice, and her feel for voicing and texture is enhanced by her glowing, transparent tone”
Editor’s Choice, five stars, Classic FM Magazine

“Her playing magically combines a personalised poetic impulse with an exhilaratingly choreographed virtuosity.”
Tim Parry, five stars, BBC Music Magazine

“Ingrid Fliter sets a new benchmark for the complete waltzes. From beginning to end, this is among the finest Chopin recordings of recent years. “
Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone

“Fliter’s playing blends an innate feel for style with imagination. Subtle inflections of tonal shading and rhythm enhance the music’s sense of spontaneous invention.”
Geoffrey Norris, Daily Telegraph, five stars, Album of the Week


CONCERT REVIEWS

Swedish Chamber Orchestra (Thomas Dausgaard) – Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1
“In the beautiful second movement, time stood still for a moment”.
Nerikes Allehande, September 2014

BBC Proms, BBC Symphony Orchestra (Josep Pons) – Mozart Piano Concerto No.23
“This was actually the first time that the A major Concerto had been heard at the Proms since 2006, and it was all the more welcome in having as its soloist the young Argentinian pianist, Ingrid Fliter.

To hear Fliter in Mozart serves as a reminder of what makes her such an inspired interpreter of Chopin. This is not intended as a backhanded compliment but a genuine one. Her playing possesses the instinctive humanity that the music of both composers calls for, and here the limpid touch, tasteful vitality and poise of her performance were entirely apt.”
Daily Telegraph, July 2014

“Her playing was lucid in tone and dapper in execution.”
Guardian, July 2014

“Ingrid Fliter was the soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major K 488, delivering the opening Allegro with relaxed lyricism and a warm, full tone.”
Independent, July 2014

“Soloist Ingrid Fliter’s performance was… full of energy. She made light work of the glittering runs in the outer movements, and brought delicate nuance, in places hinting towards the Romanticism of Beethoven and Schubert.”
BachTrack, July 2014

“Ingrid Fliter’s entrance was exquisitely wrought, and she continued to play the movement, and especially the cadenza, in a highly expressive fashion. It was certainly not coolly Classical, more a throwback to the Romantic conceptions of Mozart from decades ago. Her sound was beautiful and clear but had a certain fragility about it.”
Classical Source, July 2014

“Bravo to Fliter for treating the second movement as a proper Adagio – she gave the movement tragic depth and pathos and played with a wonderful range of colour. Her articulation of the left hand figurations in the middle section and her dialogue with the woodwind were delightful.

She took the sprightly finale at quite a pace… and she brought a wonderful sense of warmth and playful exhilaration to the movement. This was a strong Proms début from Fliter and I hope we will be seeing more of her at these concerts.”
Seen & Heard International, July 2014

Grand Rapid Symphony (David Lockington) – Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1
"Fliter plays pretty and plays powerfully. But whether the former or the later, she performs elegantly, making her a keen match to collaborate with Lockington on the podium.

Fliter's arpeggios flow easily, her trills sparkle merrily, and her hands are adept at playing harmoniously together as well as distinctly independent. She wields Beethoven's fire but uses it tastefully.

The slow middle movement had a certain Chopin refinement to it. The more athletic finale danced enthusiastically, offering a fresh, witty look with each variation of the rondo."
MLive, May 2014

BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Thomas Sondergard) – Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4
"The evening ended with a gripping performance of Beethoven’s ground-breaking Piano Concerto No 4 by the effervescent Argentinian pianist, Ingrid Fliter, who has established a reputation as an outstanding interpreter of Chopin’s music. Judging by this performance Fliter, who has the intensity of a Pollini and the insight of a Brendel, has a pretty fair understanding of Beethoven’s music, too."
Wales Online, April 2014

Recital in Birmingham (Town Hall) – Chopin
"The Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter has an endearingly modest stage-presence, no “look-at-me” posturings to distract us from the formidable gifts and integrity she brings to her playing.

Her all-Chopin recital…gripped a packed Town Hall audience."
Birmingham Post, February 2014

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