Ingrid Fliter, Piano
In January 2006, Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter was named 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.
Ms. Fliter, born in Buenos Aires, began playing public recitals at 11 and made her professional orchestra debut at the Teatro Colon 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, and in 2000 was awarded the silver medal at the Frederic Chopin Competition in Warsaw.
Fliter made her American orchestra debut with the Atlanta Symphony in January 2006, just days after the announcement of her Gilmore Award. Since then she has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the San Francisco, St. Louis, Toronto, Detroit, Dallas, Vancouver and Indianapolis symphonies, the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Equally busy as a recitalist, Ms. Fliter has recently performed in New York at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Museum, and in Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit, Vancouver and Baltimore and for the Van Cliburn Foundation in Fort Worth.
In Europe and Asia, Ms. Fliter has performed with orchestra and in recital in Amsterdam, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Salzburg, Cologne, St. Petersburg and Berlin, and participated in festivals such as La Roque D'Antheron, Prague Autumn and The World Pianist Series in Tokyo. Recent and upcoming engagements abroad include appearances with the Rotterdam, Israel and Royal Liverpool Philharmonics, the BBC Symphony, Royal Scottish National and the Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra; recitals in Paris, Barcelona and Milan and a third recital at London's Wigmore Hall; a tour of Spain with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra; and her 8th tour to Japan.
An exclusive EMI recording artist, Ms. Fliter saw her first CD, an all-Chopin disc, released in April 2008. Her second EMI recording of the complete Chopin Waltzes will be released in the fall of 2009. 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.