Meet Ingrid Fliter! This internationally renowned Argentinian pianist joins the Houston Symphony on March 9, 11 & 12 for performances of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Get to know our special guest with these fun questions.
Calvin Dotsey: What’s one thing most people don’t realize about playing the piano?
Ingrid Fliter: That it is indeed a percussion instrument, but we shouldn’t make it sound like one (except for some specific works).
CD: If you could go back in time and meet one person, who would it be?
CD: What is your biggest dream?
IF: To save animals from mistreatment.
CD: What is your spirit animal?
CD: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
CD: What is the last recording you listened to?
IF: Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin as performed by pianist Zoltan Kocsis.
CD: What’s something that scares you?
IF: Loosing freshness of spirit.
CD: Describe the music you are going to perform in three words.
IF: Beautiful, sparkling, alive.
CD: What is the last really delicious thing you ate?
IF: Argentinian Asado.
CD: What are you most proud of?
IF: My family.
CD: What is your favorite place in the world?
IF: Lake Como.
CD: What is the last book you enjoyed reading?
IF: A Year with Schopenhauer by E. Yalom.
CD: What is the last movie or TV show you enjoyed watching?
IF: Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
CD: Name one person who inspires you.
IF: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
CD: If you had to have a job in a different field, what would it be?
IF: Painter or…hairdresser.
CD: What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?
IF: That I’ve designed a dog’s coat collection.
CD: If you were a musical key, what key would you be?
IF: Eb Major.
CD: What is the natural tempo marking of your life?
IF: Allegro agitato.
CD: What’s one quality you look for in all your friends?
CD: If you had to play another instrument, what instrument would you pick?
IF: Clavicembalo or French Horn.
Don’t miss Ingrid Fliter with the Houston Symphony March 9, 11 & 12, 2017. Get tickets and more info here.