“Majestic in Chopin, unquestionable in Debussy,
the Argentinian pianist Nelson Goerner is one of those discreet artists whose career is immense.”

– Le Monde

Born in 1969 in Argentina, Nelson Goerner has established himself as one of the foremost pianists of his generation. He was awarded First Prize at the Liszt Competition in Buenos Aires in 1986, and in 1990 he won First Prize at the Geneva Competition.

The 2017-18 season sees Nelson performing Mozart with the Orchestre de Paris and touring Europe and South America with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, as well as giving a number of high profile recitals in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Buenos Aires.

BIOGRAPHY
“Majestic in Chopin, unquestionable in Debussy,
the Argentinian pianist Nelson Goerner is one of those discreet artists whose career is immense.”
– Le Monde

Born in 1969 in Argentina, Nelson Goerner has established himself as one of the foremost pianists of his generation. He was awarded First Prize at the Liszt Competition in Buenos Aires in 1986, and in 1990 he won First Prize at the Geneva Competition.

The 2017-18 season sees Nelson performing Mozart with the Orchestre de Paris and touring Europe and South America with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, as well as giving a number of high profile recitals in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Buenos Aires.

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BRAHMS Concerto No.2

Recorded live in Tokyo on 20 May 2009 with the NHK Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tadaaki Otaka, this concert provides a new opportunity to take the full measure of the poetry deployed by Nelson Goerner, the poetic approach has come to be seen as the pianist’s trademark in his recordings of Chopin or Debussy. Yet his interpretation also shows unfailing virtuosity, with a precision and power that place him among the most eminent pianists of our time.
This recording is one that Nelson Goerner was particularly keen to make, for he views Brahms’s Second Concerto as an immense masterpiece. Premiered in Budapest in 1881 with Brahms himself at the piano, the work enjoyed immediate success with critics and public alike.

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Benefit concert for Ammala

Nelson will give a charity concert in favour of Ammala on Tuesday 19 June at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève. 
All proceeds from the concert will go to the Ammala Association, of which Nelson is a patron. Ammala is a non-profit humanitarian association coming to the aid of the Tibetan people exiled in the remote Himalayas.
Please come if you’re around the Geneva area! Venez nombreux!

Nelson: La vie nous surprend avec des événements, des rencontres qui, loin d’être dus au simple gré d’un hasard capricieux, nous sont véritablement destinés. C’est ainsi que, lors d’un séjour à la Chaux-de-Fonds, j’ai fait la rencontre de Maurin Lavergnat, président d’Ammala. Et c’est donc tout naturellement que nos liens d’amitiés m’ont emmené à découvrir cette association humanitaire. J’ai alors été profondément touché par les nombreuses actions réalisées par Ammala, depuis la Suisse mais aussi sur le terrain.
Car Ammala travaille sans relâche, loin des feux médiatiques, mais avec une foi, une sincérité et un amour du prochain qui donne à chacune de ses actions cette simplicité de l’évidence même.

Je suis très heureux et honoré d’être aujourd’hui le parrain d’Ammala et espère humblement pouvoir contribuer à servir la cause de nos amis en Inde, si loin de nous géographiquement, mais dont le sourire lumineux rayonne sans cesse dans nos cœurs.

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19 June 2018, 19h30
Conservatoire de Musique de Genève
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Ahead of his new release on Alpha Classics, Nelson gives a personal glimpse into Chopin’s Nocturnes.

“When I began to seriously study the piano and music in general, I dived headfirst into these scores which became my lifelong companions.” – Nelson Goerner

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CHOPIN Nocturnes

Nelson’s fifth solo release on the Alpha Classics label is a complete recording of the Nocturnes, a highpoint of Chopinesque poetry. These twenty-one miniatures accompanied Chopin over a good part of his life, for he composed them between 1827 and 1848. They are tributes to Italian bel canto, expressing reveries but also complexity of feeling and a profundity that far transcends their apparent simplicity.

Cadences
“What a phenomenal artist! Here the pianist is, once again, majestic: a versatility of touch capable of every nuance; a superb range of colours that allows him to vary the mood from here until eternity; refined lines in turn lyrical and modest… everything comes together to make this a recording of reference.”

Telerama 4*
“A double album as poetic and luminous as the full moon at night.”

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Featured Video

Ahead of his new release on Alpha Classics, Nelson gives a personal glimpse into Chopin’s Nocturnes.

“When I began to seriously study the piano and music in general, I dived headfirst into these scores which became my lifelong companions.” – Nelson Goerner

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