Ingrid Fliter’s 2008 EMI Classics debut album of the Chopin 3rd Sonata drew universal praise. She is now following this up with a recording of his complete waltzes, released well in time to begin the celebrations in 2010 of the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth.
These pieces, by turn brilliant, tuneful and tragic, demonstrate the composerï¿½s ability to take a simple dance forms and transform it into a set of art works of great beauty.
Fliter, who took second prize in the Chopin competition in Warsaw in 2000, is the consummate Chopin player and this promises to be an exceptional recording. Her parents actually met over the Chopin waltzes and Ingrid grew up listening to Arthur Rubinstein’s Chopin recordings.
Today, she performs the composerï¿½s music regularly in recital and concert, to great acclaim: “[Her] Chopin group was simply spellbinding. 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.” (The Telegraph)
An international spotlight focused on Ingrid Fliter when she won the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, only the fifth pianist to have been so honoured. Fliter followed in the pianistic footsteps of Leif Ove Andsnes and Piotr Anderszewski, who preceded her as winners. In addition, Fliter is also participating in BBC’s “New Generation Artist” program.