Jun Märkl has long been known as a highly respected interpreter of the core Germanic repertoire from both the symphonic and operatic traditions, and more recently for his refined and idiomatic Debussy, Ravel and Messiaen. His long-standing relationships with the state operas of Vienna, Berlin, Munich and Semperoper Dresden are complemented by his Music Directorships of the Orchestre National de Lyon (2005 - 11) and MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig (2012). He appears as a guest conductor with the world's leading orchestras, including: Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic and Tonhalle Orchester Zürich.
Märkl is an accomplished recording artist, having recorded Mahler and the complete Schumann Symphonies live with the NHK Symphony, Dvorák on Telarc, Mendelssohn with MDR and a highly acclaimed nine-disc Debussy set with ONL on Naxos. In recognition of his tenure in Lyon and his hugely successful recordings of French music, he was honoured by the French Ministry of Culture with the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
'...ist einfach beglückend.'more >>Pizzicato
'Fliter is an outstanding performer in both of Chopin’s Concertos, and her sonorous though also poetic playing is complemented by a very transparent [and] rhetoric orchestral sound.'more >>Ming Pao Weekly
‘Fliter has a superb sense of line, dynamic and rich colour variations that come naturally…’BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
'Disc of the Week': 'It’s wonderful when you realize Fliter achieves so much by emphasizing Chopin’s inwardness, the intimacy...'more >>AllMusic.com
'...this splendid recording reaffirms her affinity with this composer and promises more excellent performances for Linn.'more >>Sinfini Music
'And her phrasing! That is a thing of immense subtlety and beauty, as is the liquid ease of the more virtuoso passages.'more >>The Sunday Times
'Fliter's beautifully considered accounts of the two Chopin concertos...reveal a sensibility of rare emotional refinement and high Romantic instincts.'more >>The Telegraph
‘Ingrid Fliter was born to play Chopin with power and passion and is completely at one with the music's demands of agility, vim and vigour.’more >>MusicWeb International
‘There’s plenty of bravura and power in the outer movements without any sense of showing off and there’s poetry in the slow movements…’more >>The Scotsman
'The solo playing is exquisite, liquidly expressive in the slow movements, firm-toned but dance-like and deliciously pliable in the faster ones.'more >>The Big Issue
‘Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter brings a light touch, fresh spirit and beguiling sensitivity to her new recording of Chopin piano concertos…’more >>Classics Today
'The Scottish Chamber Orchestra's beautifully delicate playing perfectly highlights Fliter's authoritative and expressive performance.'more >>Gramophone
Choice: 'Fliter plays with such grace and heartfelt sincerity...'more >>Classic FM
Album of the Weekend: 'It's a breathtaking performance...'more >>BBC Music Magazine
'The outer movements of both Concertos have an authoritative confidence and are often coloured with beautifully judged dynamic shading, while the slow movements, especially of No. 2, are beautifully poised and poetic.’more >>The Guardian
‘This is very much Chopin playing in the great tradition: rich-toned, generous though never profligate with its rubato, and invested with a vast range of keyboard colour.’more >>SA-CD.net
‘The scintillating performances of the outer movements of these two concertos exemplify this pianist's immaculate technique and excellent musicianship.’more >>Classic FM
Album of the Week: ‘It’s a breathtaking performance.'more >>The West Australian
'Her dynamic control was captivating'more >>The Australian Telegraph
'Chopin at his most lyrical and poignant...'more >>