Ingrid Fliter has established a reputation as one of the pre-eminent interpreters of Chopin; her 2014 recording of Chopin’s Preludes was named among the Top 10 Chopin recordings by Gramophone. A graceful and charismatic performer, Fliter is known for her effortless technique and thoughtful, sensitive music-making. Her enthusiasm on stage is always infectious, and every performance is deeply personal and full of freshness and poetry.
“Part of her secret is simply a wondrous ability to float a melody over a supporting left hand with perfect grace... the intelligence and passion of her playing are beyond dispute.”
The Daily Telegraph
Ingrid Fliter’s recordings on Linn Records have attracted wide-spread praise: The Chopin’s Preludes were released in 2014 and the Chopin Piano Concerti with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Jun Märkl about which the Daily Telegraph wrote: “Ingrid Fliter was born to play Chopin… 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.” Prior to this her two all-Chopin albums on EMI Classics received five-star reviews and were named ‘Editor’s Choice’ in both Gramophone and Classic FM magazines. Her most recent recording of Schumann and Mendelssohn Concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra was also highly praised: "Fliter is also in her element. Hers is a reading of firm, exhilarating impulse, at the same time taking its cue from the lyrical heart of the music and glowing with the limpid touch, golden timbre and subtle nuances that are hallmarks of her playing." Daily Telegraph
Fliter’s engagements in the 2016/17 season include performances with the Brussels Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Scotland and on tour in Spain, the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, Houston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and Dallas Symphony.
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.
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.
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Pons / Mozart 23
Philharmonia Orchestra / Valčuha / de Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Märkl / Chopin 1
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Volkov / Ravel
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic / Mena / Chopin 2
Swedish Chamber Orchestra / Weilerstein / Chopin 2
Malmö Symphony Orchestra / Harth-Bedoya / de Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Danish National Symphony Orchestra / Mena / Beethoven 3
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra / Rizzi / Ravel
Royal Flanders Philharmonic / de Waart / Mozart 23
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo / Boreyko / Schumann
Hong Kong Philharmonic / DeWit / Saint-Saëns
Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Steinberg / Chopin 2
WASO / Fisch / de Falla
Houston Symphony / Graf / Mozart 23
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra / Märkl / Mozart 23
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra / de Waart / Beethoven 2
International Piano Series, London
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre
The Fryderyk Chopin Institute, Warsaw
CD Review (BBC Radio 3)
As always with her Chopin, the rewards are great. Playing of real charm, insight and subtlety.
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.
Gramophone, Editor’s Choice
Fliter plays with such grace and heartfelt sincerity... by whatever magical means, [she] touches the heart.