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Nelson Freire

Nelson Freire

Nelson Freire

*18 X 1944 Boa Esperança

Born in Boa Esperança, a small town in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, NELSON FREIRE is a universally acclaimed artist. He has received international honours and decorations, and regularly collaborates with top orchestras, conductors and recital halls worldwide. At twelve, a finalist at the first International Piano Competition of Rio de Janeiro, he received a grant from Brazilian president and went to study in Vienna under Bruno Seidlhofer, teacher of Friedrich Gulda. At nineteen, Freire was awarded the Dinu Lipatti Medal in London and later won First Prize at the International Vianna da Motta Competition in Lisbon. At twenty-three, on his London debut, The Times called him ‘The young lion of the keyboard'. The following year, after his New York debut with the New York Philharmonic, Time Magazine hailed him ‘One of the most exciting pianists of this or any age'. Ever since, Freire has performed with many of the world's leading conductors, such as Valery Gergiev, Yuri Temirkanov, Seiji Ozawa, Pierre Boulez, Riccardo Chailly, Charles Dutoit, Eugen Jochum, André Previn, Lorin Maazel, Rudolf Kempe, Rafael Kubelik, David Zinman, Kurt Masur and Colin Davis. He has appeared with the greatest orchestras: the philharmonics of Berlin, London, New York and Israel, as well the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the orchestras of Munich, Paris, Tokyo and St Petersburg (including the Mariinsky), Vienna, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Chicago and Montreal. Nelson Freire records exclusively for DECCA.


 
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Freire Nelson Barcarolle,

Live recording at La Roque d'Anthéron, 2nd of August 2000.

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Freire Nelson Prelude in D minor, Op. 28 No. 24
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