The Gilmore

Ingrid Fliter‘s recent release of Chopin Preludes was widely praised, making Gramophone magazine’s list of Top 10 Chopin recordings. “Fliter is a virtuoso of the first order but she holds this in reserve, so when she does release her technical armory, it’s extraordinarily potent. A gem of a disc.” Our 2006 Gilmore Artist is back performing a solo recital at the Festival for the first time since 2010. And the best part…? It’s an all-Chopin program, including the complete Preludes.

A pre-concert talk by David Abbott, Professor of Piano at Albion College, will be held from 7 to 7:45 PM in the Chenery Auditorium Reception Room preceding the concert. Free to ticket holders.


CHOPIN Nocturne No. 3 in B Major, Op. 9
Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54
Nocturne No. 2 in D-flat Major, Op. 27
Mazurka No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 50
Fantasie Impromptu No. 4 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 66
Grand valse brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 18
24 Preludes, Op. 28

Ingrid Fliter

Ingrid Fliter

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.

Born in Buenos Aires, Ingrid Fliter began her piano studies in Argentina with Elizabeth Westerkamp. In 1992 she moved to Europe where she continued her studies at the Freiburg Musikhochschule with Vitaly Margulis, then in Rome with Carlo Bruno and with Franco Scala and Boris Petrushansky at the Academy “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola. She was a laureate of the Ferruccio Busoni Competition in Italy and was awarded the silver medal at the 2000 Frederic Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Ingrid Fliter was also selected as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist from 2007-2009, working with several of the BBC orchestras under the auspices of this programme.

Ingrid Fliter 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 Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

  • How did you like the concert? Did you enjoy Ingrid Fliter’s all-Chopin program? Share your comments here!

    • David Hopkins

      Thank you Ingrid Fliter for a wonderful performance. Your playing was powerful and emotional, but without the histrionics that accompany some pianists. It was also nice to have the cookies and coffee at the intermission, an occasion to share conversation with friends.

    • Susan Brooks

      We were enthralled with the concert. I am a pianist, and Ingrid Fliter’s sensitively phrased and colored interpretations of the Preludes, the Grande Valse Brillante, and the Fantasie Impromptu were so inspiring. When we got home I got out my Paderewski editions and practiced for an hour. Thank you for bringing this amazing pianist to our town.
      It was an added delight to see her on the downtown mall today and to thank her in person for her beautiful performance!

  • Marge Bullock

    Ingrid Fliter is Marvelous! Thank you for bringing her back to Kzo. THANK YOU ALSO for arranging Pre-Concert talk AND for the extremely Wonderful (fat and free) Program full of interesting info. Loved the noon films! It was Excellent to see Llyr Williams perform in white tie and tails.

    • We’re so glad we were able to bring Llyr Williams back this year for an evening concert. Great to hear you enjoyed the program book as well as the concerts! Thank you for sharing, Marge!