“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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Nelson Goerner awarded highest cultural award in Poland

On 14 September 2018 Nelson was awarded the Gold Medal ‘Zasluszony Kulturze Gloria Artis’ by Poland’s Minister of Culture and National Heritage! It is the highest cultural award given by the country, for Nelson’s contribution to Polish music and culture throughout the world.

“You are the best ambassadors of not only our music, but also of Polish culture,” director of The Fryderyk Chopin Institute (NIFC) Artur Szklener said.
“It is the globally recognized piano mastery, exceptional subtleness, precision of artistic interpretation, unmatched versatility, exploration of instruments’ possibilities with reaching out to the first half of 19th century, priceless pedagogical activity and, most importantly for us Poles, the love for Polish music.”

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Visit Nelson’s Facebook page for more impressions of the ceremony: https://www.facebook.com/NelsonGoerner/

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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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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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Upcoming concerts

11jan8:30 pmLYONRecital - Clementi, Beethoven & Chopin

02feb3:30 pmNANTESFolle Journees Nantes - recital

02feb7:15 pmNANTESFolle Journees Nantes - concerto

12feb8:15 pmNIJMEGENBrahms, Beethoven, Schumann, Godowsky

22feb7:00 pmGDANSKFilharmonia Baltycka im Fryderyka Chopina - BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2

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