Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Justin Brown, conductor – Ingrid Fliter, piano
Friday, January 4, 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 5, 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $10 in advance
More information and tickets available by calling: (513) 381-3300
Pianist Ingrid Fliter, known for her expressive and romantic interpretations, highlights the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s first program of 2013 at Music Hall on Friday and Saturday, January 4 and 5. Ms. Fliter, who earned the affection of Cincinnati audiences with her previous performances in 2007 and 2009, performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major, made popular by its noticeable jazz influences. Rachmaninoff’s oft-recorded and performed Symphonic Dances follows the piano concerto, developing a program full of energy and motion. The concerts begin with Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem, written in the midst of World War II and containing thinly veiled anti-war sentiments.
Prior to these concerts, conductor Justin Brown will be participating in Classical Conversations, an informative, casual discussion open to all ticketholders held in the Music Hall auditorium one hour before the start of the concert. CSO Assistant Conductor William White hosts the event.
The CSO is grateful to the Concert Sponsor for these performances, Chemed. Additional series support is provided by the Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation. The ArtsWave Partner Company for these performances is PNC.
About Ingrid Fliter
Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter has won the admiration and hearts of audiences around the world for her passionate yet thoughtful and sensitive music making played with an effortless technique. Winner of the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, one of only a handful of pianists and the only woman to have received this honor, Ms. Fliter divides her time between North America and Europe.
Ingrid Fliter made her American orchestral debut with the Atlanta Symphony, just days after the announcement of her Gilmore award. Since then she has appeared with the Cleveland and Minnesota Orchestras, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the San Francisco, St. Louis, National, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Indianapolis and Seattle symphonies among others, as well as at the Mostly Mozart, Grant Park, Aspen, Ravinia and Blossom festivals. Equally busy as a recitalist, Ms. Fliter recently performed in New York at Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum and the 92nd Street Y, at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall and in Boston, San Francisco, Vancouver and Detroit and for the Van Cliburn Foundation in Fort Worth.
In Europe and Asia, Ms. Fliter has performed with orchestras and in recital in Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Salzburg, Cologne, St. Petersburg and Tokyo and participated in festivals such as La Roque D’Antheron, Prague Autumn and The World Pianist Series in Tokyo. Recent engagements abroad include appearances with the Rotterdam, Stockholm, Israel and Royal Liverpool Philharmonics, the BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia in London, Royal Scottish National, Danish Radio and the Sydney Symphony; and recitals in Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Prague, Tokyo, Sydney and in London at both Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Highlights of Ingrid Fliter’s 12/13 season include re-engagements with the Toronto, Cincinnati, Vancouver and Nashville symphonies; a fourth appearance at the Aspen Music Festival and a first appearance at the Music Academy of the West; and debuts with the Hong Kong, Osaka, Monte Carlo and Helsinki Philharmonics.
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. Ms. Fliter began playing public recitals at the age of eleven and made her professional orchestra debut at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires at the age of 16. 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’s two all-Chopin recordings for EMI earned her the reputation as one of the pre-eminent interpreters of that composer. Her most recent EMI recording is an all-Beethoven CD featuring the Pathetique 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.
For further information please visit www.ingridfliter.com