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Ingrid Fliter 

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In 2006, at age 32, Ingrid Fliter won the Gilmore award, given every four years by a panel that travels the world incognito judging pianists in concert. The prize is $300,000, and the prestige can transform careers, as it has for past recipients Leif Ove Andsnes and Piotr Anderszewski. At the recommendation of pianist Martha Argerich, Fliter left her native Argentina in 1992 to study in Europe, where she went on to win a silver medal in the 2000 International Chopin Competition--not surprising given the affinity for the composer revealed by her two CDs, both recorded live at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw. She captures Chopin's style with a passion backed by a powerful technique that's informed by taste and tremendous musicality; the naturalness of her interpretations is infused with a superbly balanced lyricism and a just-right, never idiosyncratic rubato. Her 2006 CD includes a gripping performance of Beethoven's Sonata no. 7 in D Major (which she'll perform here) that nails the boldness of the first movement's presto and the emotional weight of the second movement's sorrowful largo. This Chicago debut recital also includes Beethoven's 32 Variations, along with Chopin's Barcarole and Sonata no. 3 in B Minor. a 7:30 PM, Mandel Hall, University of Chicago, 1131 E. 57th, 773-702-8068, $10.

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