Chopin recital marks EMI Classics debut


MUMBAI: Ingrid Fliter, the sensational Argentine pianist and winner of the prestigious Gilmore Award, has recorded her debut CD. It is a Chopin recital under an exclusive contract with EMI Classics.
The repertoire features the Sonata No. 3 Op. 58, Fantasie-impromptu Op. 66, Waltzes Op 18 ‘Grand valse brilliante’ and Op. 64 Nos. 1-3, Barcarolle Op. 60, Mazurkas Op. 59 Nos. 1-3, and Ballade No. 4 in F minor Op 52.
In January 2008, in anticipation of the physical release of the CD, EMI made available a selection of works from the new album in the form of an exclusive digital download EP (Barcarolle Op 60; Mazurkas Op 59 Nos 1-3; Impromptu in C sharp minor; Waltz Op 64 No1.).
Simultaneously, with the release of the physical CD, a second digital download will be made available containing the balance of the album repertoire (Sonata No 3 Op 58; Waltz Op 18; Ballade No 4; Waltzes Op 64 Nos 2 & 3; Preludes Op 28 nos 15 & 17). 
Fliter’s career has taken off dramatically since she received the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, made every four years by an anonymous panel of judges who have assessed a number of pianists over a period of time without their knowledge. The recipient must not only be an exceptional pianist with great charisma but must also possess a broad and profound musicianship.
“With a world of pianists to choose from,” commented Gilmore director Daniel R. Gustin, “we spent over two years listening to many greatly talented artists, but in the end we were unanimously swept away by Ingrid Fliter’s astonishing pianist prowess and her overall musicianship.” The $300,000 Gilmore Award is the most generous financial support given in the musical arts. The four previous Gilmore Award winners include EMI Classics artists Leif Ove Andsnes (2002) and Piotr Anderszewski (1998).