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Pianist Fliter to Perform April 2 at UW


March 18, 2009 — Ingrid Fliter is following in the footsteps of Piotr Anderszewski, again.

One season after Anderszewski performed in the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs' concert series, Fliter will do the same Tuesday, April 2, in the third of four spring concerts.

Tickets from Fliter's 7:30 p.m. recital in the Fine Arts Center concert hall cost $18 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available by calling the Fine Arts Center box office at (307) 766-6666 or at the Web site www.uwyo.edu/finearts.

Fliter is the latest winner of the $300,000 Gilmore Artist Award, which is presented every four years to an international pianist deemed worthy of a global career. In 2002, Anderszewski won the prestigious award, the pianist's equivalent of the MacArthur "Genius" award.

"We couldn't wait to book her, not only because she's a wonderful pianist but also because her name is much easier to spell (than Anderszewski)," says UW Cultural Programs Director Cedric Reverand. "We know a Gilmore judge and he told us that when the panel met after reviewing dozens of performers, they all agreed without debate that Fliter was head and shoulders above any other pianist. That award launched her career."

Recently, the Los Angeles Times wrote, "Fliter appears to be a pianistic force of nature. Stay tuned: A wonderful pianist has arrived."

To learn more about Fliter, go to her official Web site at www.ingridfliter.com.

Annually, Cultural Programs brings a variety of internationally-known performers to campus.

The spring concert series concludes Friday, April 17, with Quartet New Generation, a contemporary ensemble of recorder players from Amsterdam.

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Pianist Ingrid Fliter performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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