The 2019 OPUS Klassik nominees were announced last week and Grand Piano artist Inga Fiola was nominated in two categories: Best Instrumentalist (Piano) and Best Instrumental Solo Performance. Both nominations were for her second album of Mikhail Glinka’s piano music. The series thus far has received much critical acclaim. The first volume received four stars from International Piano, which described Inga Fiola as ‘the perfect guide to Glinka’s piano music,’ while The WholeNote praised volume two, saying, ‘Fiolia is a natural performer for this genre. Something about the dance form, regardless of its origin or style, seems to draw from her a fluid response that sways with the music.’
Of her OPUS Klassik nominations, Inga had this to say: ‘I’m very happy to have been nominated. I think the music of Glinka deserves the recognition. For me, he was a great music figure in history, with his own unique style, and his piano music is an integral part of my repertoire. I believe Glinka’s time has finally come.’
Congratulations, Inga! We’re all wishing you the very best!