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. She 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 Orchestra, the San Francisco, Toronto, St. Louis, Detroit, National, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Seattle, Vancouver, Puerto Rico, Utah, and Nashville symphonies, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra among others, as well as at the Mostly Mozart, Grant Park, Aspen, Ravinia, Blossom and Brevard summer festivals. She was also the featured soloist on the Youth Orchestra of the Americas Canadian tour in summer 2015. Equally busy as a recitalist, Ms. Fliter has performed in New York at Carnegie's Zankel Hall, the Metropolitan Museum, and the 92nd Street Y; at Chicago's Orchestra Hall; and in Boston, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Detroit, as well as for the Van Cliburn Foundation in Fort Worth. In Europe and Asia, Ms. Fliter has performed with orchestras and in recital in Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Salzburg, Cologne, and Tokyo, and participated in festivals such as La Roque D'Antheron, Prague Autumn, and The World Pianist Series in Tokyo. Recent international engagements include appearances with the Rotterdam, Israel, Hong Kong, Monte Carlo, Osaka, Helsinki, and Royal Stockholm Philharmonics, the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony, and the Proms in London, as well as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Danish Radio, and Danish National Symphony Orchestras and the Scottish and Swedish Chamber Orchestras; a fourth tour of Australia; and recitals in Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Prague, Stockholm, Lisbon, Sydney, and London at both Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. Highlights of Ingrid Fliter's 16/17 season include re-engagements with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and New World symphonies and a first appearance with the Rochester Philharmonic; her Philadelphia recital debut; and a tour of Spain with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra led by Peter Oundjian. 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 11 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 Frédéric Chopin Competition in Warsaw. She has been teaching at the Imola International Academy "Incontri col Maestro" since the fall of 2015. In June 2013 Ms. Fliter recorded both Chopin concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Jun Märkl for Linn Records, and in June 2014 she recorded the complete Chopin Preludes for the same label. Her two all-Chopin recordings for EMI earned her the reputation as one of the pre-eminent interpreters of that composer while her most recent EMI recording is an all-Beethoven CD featuring the Pathétique 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. Her most recent recording features the first Mendelssohn and Schumann concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for Linn Records.