Ingrid Fliter - Boston Symphony Orchestra & Chopin (Live Review)
The night had another ear-opener: the BSO debut if Ingrid Fliter. Winner of the 2006 Gilmore Award, and known for her Chopin, the Argentinian pianist replaced Daniil Trifonov in Chopin's second concerto. She quickly made it her own.
From the opening flight of melody, Fliter took you to places you never expected to go in this well-worn work, and made you glad you went. Her way with melody was glistening; her freedom with phrase and rhythm was luxurious. She infected Guerrero and the Boston Symphony Orchestra with her imagination and excitement, and they went on to conclude the evening with a giddy romp through Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegel."