Ingrid Fliter returns to Denver to open Colorado Symphony Orchestra's 2009/2010 season with Schumann's Piano Concerto

Pianist Ingrid Fliter returns to Denver for the joyous opening of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's 2009-10 season. Described by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane as a pianist like those of “the golden age,” Fliter performs Schumann’s Piano Concerto. The program opens with one of the most performed works by a living American composer – John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine. Respighi’s Brazilian Impressions and Pines of Rome round out this delightful program.

In January 2006, Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter was named the recipient of the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award. Only the fifth pianist to have been so honored, the Gilmore Artist Award is made to an exceptional pianist who, regardless of age or nationality, possesses broad and profound musicianship and charisma and who desires and can sustain a career as a major international concert artist.

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 the Freiburg Musickhochschule fur Musik 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 has also participated in master classes with Leon Fleisher, Alexander Lonquich, Louis Lortie and Vladimir Bakk.

On November 3rd, Ingrid Fliter is releasing a new album, Chopin Waltzes.

Of all of the piano works Schumann complete, he only wrote one piano concerto and that at the urging by his wife Clara. The piece was premiered in 1846 with Clara as the soloist. It is suggested Edvard Grieg modeled his own Piano Concerto in A minor after this piece. The energy and fierce attack by the piano make this piece one of the most exciting in a pianists repertoire.

Concert Details
September 11, 2009, 7:30pm
Boettcher Concert Hall

JOHN ADAMS - Short Ride in a Fast Machine
SCHUMANN - Piano Concerto
RESPIGHI - Brazilian Impressions - a CSO premiere
              Pines of Rome

Jeffrey Kahane, music director
Ingrid Fliter, piano

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