Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Ingrid Fliter began her piano studies in Argentina with Elizabeth Westerkamp. In 1992 she moved to Europe where she continued her studies in Freiburg with Vitaly Margulis, in Rome with Carlos Bruno, and with Franco Scala and Boris Petrushansky at the Academy “Incontrui col Maestro” in Imola, Italy; she began teaching at the Imola International Academy in the fall of 2015. Ms. Fliter began playing public recitals at the age of eleven and made her professional orchestra debut at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires at the age of sixteen. 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. Ms. Fliter won the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, becoming the only woman to have received this honor.
Ingrid Fliter’s recent and upcoming performance highlights in North America include her debut with the New World Symphony and return engagements with the Saint Louis, Detroit, Cincinnati, Vancouver, Atlanta, Seattle, and Milwaukee symphonies and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. Her international engagements include appearances with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National Symphony, Hungarian National Philharmonic, and the Scottish and Swedish chamber orchestras; all-Chopin recitals in London, Stockholm, Lisbon, and at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico; and her fourth tour to Australia. She was also the featured soloist on the Youth Orchestra of the Americas’ Canadian tour in summer 2015.
In 2013 Ms. Fliter recorded both Chopin piano concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Jun Märkl for Linn Records and in 2014 she recorded the complete Chopin preludes for the same label. For EMI, she has recorded two all-Chopin discs and an all-Beethoven CD featuring the Pathétique and Appassionata sonatas. 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. An album of concertos by Schumann and Mendelssohn will be released this month on Linn Records. Future recording plans include an all-Schubert disc, also for Linn Records. She made her San Francisco Symphony debut in 2007; she returns this week as a Shenson Young Artist. Ms. Fliter divides her time between North America and Europe.