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Following universal praise for her EMI Classics debut album of Chopin piano works, Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter has recorded the composer’s complete waltzes for release as the music world prepares to celebrate his 200th birthday in 2010.
Fliter won the Frederic Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 2000 and says of his music, "it is like looking into a kaleidoscope of human life. He concentrates all his ideas, all his creative energy, in a very short space of time. He creates a whole world in each little piece".
She also says: "It wouldn't be an overstatement to say that if it had not been for Chopin's music I would not have been born. My mother noticed my father for the first time while he was playing some Chopin waltzes during a party! I grew up loving Chopin's music and accepting it as part of my everyday life".