Nelson Goerner

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Born in Argentina, Nelson Goerner studied with Jorge Garrubba, Juan Carlos Arabian and Carmen Scalcione. In 1986 he made his debut with Liszt’s Concerto No.1 with Buenos Aires Philharmonic at the Teatro Colón. He moved to Europe and in 1990, after studying with Maria Tipo, he won First Prize at the Geneva Competition. Since then, Nelson Goerner has given recitals throughout Europe in halls such as Concertgebouw, Teatro Colón, Auditorio Nacional de Música, Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre, Salle Gaveau. His festival appearances include the Salzburg Festival, La Roque d'Anthéron, La Grange de Meslay, Edinburgh, Schleswig-Holstein and Verbier, as well as the BBC Proms.

Nelson Goerner has performed with many of the major orchestras including the London Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, the National Orchestras of Scotland and Wales, Hallé Orchestra from Manchester, MDR Leipzig, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Varsovia Symphony, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and the Symphonies of Vienna, Singapore and Tokyo NHK, under the baton of conductors such as Emmanuel Krivine, Armin Jordan, Mark Elder, Neeme Järvi, Vassily Sinaisky, Fabio Luisi, Frans Bruggen and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. In chamber music, he has collaborated with the Tácaks Quartet, Janine Jansen, Valery Sokolov, Steven Iserlis, Gary Hoffman, Gautier and Renaud Capuçon; likewise, he frequently performs 2 piano repertoire and for 4 hands with Rusudan Alavidze and Martha Argerich.

Highlights on the season are four recitals at the Wigmore Hall, recitals in Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Genève, Buenos Aires and Shanghai, and orchestra debuts with Manchester Hallé, Tokyo NHK, Netherlands Philharmonich and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. His discography includes works by Chopin (EMI); Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Schumann (Cascavelle), and Busoni’s “Indian Fantasy”. In 2009, Idéale Audience published his DVD with works by Beethoven and Chopin, performed at the Verbier Festival. His last recording of Debussy has been awarded with the Diapason D’or. He received the Platinum Konex Award; the Associations of Musical Critics of Argentina distinguished him as the Best Argentinian Soloist.