Somewhere last week I came across classical pianist Ingrid Fliter. I think it was in relationship to her latest release Chopin:Piano Concertos. Now since I have listened to jazz artists that have their roots firmly planted in classical music I thought it would be nice to listen to an artist who is still playing that genre of music. When I went to MOG and Spotify to find the album, it wasn’t there. So I downloaded onto the iPhone Fliter’s 2011 release Beethoven:Sonatas. Yesterday, a lazy Sunday morning seemed like a perfect time to become acquainted with the album. So I put it on while I tried to catch up a little on my reading and moved along pretty well in James Lee Burke’s latest Light of the World. Both the book and Ingrid’s fine piano playing made it an enjoyable Sunday morning!
Ingrid Fliter is an Argentinian born musician who made her first public recital appearance at the age of 11 and made her concerto debut at the Teatro Colon (The Teatro Colón (Spanish) (Columbus Theatre) is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, acoustically considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world) From her website ::
Ingrid Fliter sprang to international attention when she was awarded the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, one of only a handful of pianists to have received this honour. The Gilmore Artist Award is presented to an exceptional pianist who, regardless of age or nationality, possesses profound musicianship and charisma and who sustains a career as a major international concert artist.
and from Wikipedia:
Fliter won several competitions in her native Argentina and in Europe, first prize winner at the Cantu International Competition and fourth prize winner at the Ferruccio Busoni Competition in Italy. In 2000, she was awarded the silver medal at the International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. Fliter was the fifth recipient of the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, and the first woman to win this award. She was a New Generation Artist for BBC Radio 3 for the period 2007–2009.
The two other albums available at Spotify are Chopin: The Complete Waltzes and Chopin:Piano Works.
Chopin: Complete Waltzes received five-star reviews and was named the Daily Telegraph’s ‘CD of the Week’. It was also named ‘Choice’ recording 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.’
And Geoffrey Norris says:
Ingrid Fliter was born to play Chopin with power and passion and is completely at one with the music’s demands of agility, vim and vigour,
And the Safari says – hey they know more about it then me, so check out her artistry……
Here’s a performance of Beethoven: Sonata No.17 in D minor Op31 no.2 ‘Tempest’ – Allegretto