Ingrid Fliter, the spectacular Argentine pianist and winner of the prestigious Gilmore Award, performs Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in her VSO debut on April 18 and 20, 8pm, at the Orpheum Theatre. The VSO’s Conductor Laureate and former Music Director Kazuyoshi Akiyama leads the orchestra in a concert featuring Mendelssohn’s Ruy Blas: Overture and Schumann’s Symphony No.1, in addition to Ms. Fliter’s performance of Chopin.
Ingrid Fliter’s career has flourished immensely since winning the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award. The Gilmore Artist Awards, founded in 1989, are given by the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. The 400+ candidates are nominated confidentially and then evaluated on their musicianship, charisma and potential by an anonymous six-member committee. The mission of the Festival is to promote and develop world-class keyboard musical experiences that inspire present and future artists and audiences.
Ingrid Fliter grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she studied with Elizabeth Westerkamp and made her orchestral debut at age 16. She moved to Europe to further her studies and went on to win several competitions, including the Cantu International Competition in Italy and the Silver medal at the 2000 Frederic Chopin Competition in Warsaw.
The music of Chopin is especially significant to Ms. Fliter. Her parents first met while waltzing to Chopin’s music and she grew up listening to Arthur Rubinstein’s Chopin recordings. Her most recent recording with EMI Records featured an all-Chopin repertoire and she has performed Chopin’s second piano concerto to critical acclaim: The Telegraph states, “The music seemed to flow from her with an utterly natural lyrical impulse, graced with power, luminous delicacy and a spectrum of tonal coloring that combined to mark her out as one of the most instinctive and eloquent Chopin interpreters playing today.”
Masterworks Diamond Series:
Great Classics: Ingrid Fliter Plays Chopin
Saturday & Monday, April 18 & 20, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre
Kazuyoshi Akiyama, conductor
Ingrid Fliter, piano
Mendelssohn Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95
Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op. 21
Schumann Symphony No.1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38, Spring
Tickets $25 to $78.50 (Student, Senior and Subscriber discounts available)
Tickets available by phone at 604.876.3434 or online at http://www.vancouversymphony.ca