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Nelson Goerner

Nelson Goerner

Nelson Goerner

*1969 San Pedro

One of the foremost pianists of his generation, Nelson Goerner is an accomplished soloist and highly regarded chamber musician. Born in 1969, in San Pedro, Argentina, he studied under Jorge Garrubba and later at the Buenos Aires Conservatory under Juan Carlos Arabián and Carmen Scalicione.


He made his recital debut aged eleven, and six years later won the Franz Liszt Competition in Buenos Aires. Charmed by his talent, Martha Argerich enabled him to continue his studies at the Geneva Conservatory, from which he graduated with distinction in 1990, that same year winning First Prize in the Geneva Piano Competition.


He regularly performs in major concert venues in Europe, Japan, the USA and South America. He has worked with eminent conductors such as Frans Brüggen, Jakov Kreizberg, Fabio Luisi, Andrew Davis, Emmanuel Krivine, Claus Peter Flor, Neeme Järvi, Kazimierz Kord and John Neschling, and has performed with leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Hallé Orchestra, Noord Nederlands Orkest and Tokyo NHK Symphony Orchestra.


He is regularly invited to prestigious music festivals such as the Lucerne, Salzburg, Verbier, La Roque d’Anthéron and Schleswig-Holstein festivals and the BBC Proms in London.


As a chamber musician, he has appeared in concert with artists and ensembles such as the Takács Quartet, cellist Steven Isserlis, violinist Vadim Repin and pianist Martha Argerich.


His extensive discography includes critically acclaimed recordings of works by Rachmaninov, Liszt, Schumann and Chopin, released by EMI, CD Accord, Cascavelle and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, among others.

In 2009, his CDs in the series The Real Chopin, featuring the composer’s works on period instruments, received the prestigious French Diapason d’Or award.


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