Guest pianist grows with Schumann – Jackson Hole News & Guide

Ingrid Fliter owes her career as an international touring pianist to Schumann, Chopin and other composers of the romantic era.

“This kind of music I grew up on,” she said, speaking from her native Buenos Aires, where she was visiting family. “It has been inside of me since I was a child. It has been a companion of life for me.

“Chopin, Schumann, they have taught me so much along the way,” she said. “Thanks to them I discovered the beauty and the importance of finding your own voice. … Both demand from you that you get in touch with that essence, with human feelings that all can relate to. It can be very formative for young kids. It really pushes you. … makes you grow … and discover a new way of feeling and being alike and conquering difficulties.”

Fliter will access those feelings this week as she joins the Grand Teton Music Festival in performances of Schumann’s Concerto for Piano in A minor Friday and Saturday night at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. With the festival’s music director, Sir Donald Runnicles, conducting, the orchestra also will play Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor and present the U.S. premiere of German composer Detlev Glanert’s “Idyllium.”

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