Q&A with Ingrid Fliter

Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter will be taking the stage April 2-4 for Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2. Get to know her here:

The music of Frédéric Chopin has been really important to you. What is it about his music that you find so inspiring and so rewarding to go back to over and over again?

Chopin is a composer that speaks directly to the heart of people. Like a dear friend who shares with us his deepest secrets of life. His music is intimate and personal. He doesn't describe landscapes or tell stories. He speaks about human feelings and we can all feel represented and touched by this. He creates harmony and enhances beauty in our lives. 

You seem to have a pretty busy international touring schedule this season — do you have any travel tips for the rest of us?

Good headphones, good book, good food, neck pillow and patience.

From when your morning alarm goes off, to when you crash that night, what is your routine on the day of a performance?

Nothing really exceptional that's worth sharing. However I try not to practice too much and I do ask myself whom I want to be that night in the performance... that helps me get into the "zone"...

What have you been reading lately?

Amerika by Franz Kafka and The Garden of Forking Paths by Jorge Luis Borges.

We see on your website that you are also a painter. How does performing influence your painting and how does painting influence your performance?

Painting has opened the doors of freedom for me. There I can be totally myself without any judgement. This has enhanced my musical approach as well, as it took a lot of pressure away from the playing.

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Posted on March 3, 2015