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Episode 50: A Chopinist is Born

Grande Valse Brilliante in E-flat, Op. 18

rc-fliter-chopinist-200”The music seemed to flow from her with an utterly natural lyrical impulse, graced with power, luminous delicacy and a spectrum of tonal coloring that combined to mark her out as one of the most instinctive and eloquent Chopin interpreters playing today."

The performer described in that review from The Telegraph is Ingrid Fliter, an Argentinian force of nature who credits Chopin with teaching her how to maintain the delicate balance between classical restraint and romantic expression and with her very existence…

Fliter relates, "My parents met through Chopin music. It was during a party. Fifty years ago. My father was playing — as an amateur pianist — some Chopin waltzes in a party and my mother was there and that took her attention! That’s why she got in love with him. And that’s…that’s the reason why I say that if it wouldn’t be for Chopin music I wouldn’t be here. Then musically speaking, professionally speaking, I got in love with piano playing through Chopin as well. Because I was very lucky to have a great teacher at the beginning of my studies who gave me a lot of Chopin music to work on and that made me discover the beauty of piano playing—physically and soundwise as well. Because Chopin is a composer that demands incredible balance between a romantic soul and a classical expression. So it’s one of the most difficult things to achieve when you play his music and it’s very, very challenging composer to play."

Chopinist Ingrid Fliter, born of a Chopin Waltz. - Jennifer Foster

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Radio Chopin Episode 50: A Chopinist is Born

Grande Valse Brillante in E-flat, Op. 18

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