Beethoven's Emperor Concerto
Friday, June 27, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Matthias Bamert, conductor
Ingrid Fliter, piano
Ticket holders may attend a free Pre-Concert Talk in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance.
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10
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Legendary Swiss conductor Matthias Bamert leads the Brevard Music Center Orchestra in a performance of two powerful masterpieces. First, internationally-acclaimed pianist Ingrid Fliter performs Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5. After Intermission, the BMCO embarks on a musical journey through tragedy, despair, terror, and triumph with Shostakovich's 10th Symphony.
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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.
An exclusive EMI recording artist, Ingrid Fliter has released two all-Chopin discs, with her interpretation of the complete Chopin Waltzes receiving several five star reviews and named as the Telegraph's CD of the week and Classic FM Magazine's Editors Choice. "Ingrid Fliter sets a new benchmark for the complete waltzes. From beginning to end, this is among the finest Chopin recordings of recent years" (Gramophone Magazine).
Live recordings of Fliter performing works by Beethoven and Chopin at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw as well as in recital at the Miami International Piano Festival are also available on the VAI Audio label.