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Nelson Freire

Nelson Freire

Nelson Freire

*18 X 1944 Boa Esperança

One of the very finest piano virtuosos around. Distinguished with state awards in many countries, he has performed in the leading concert halls and worked with the most outstanding soloists, conductors and orchestras. He was born in a small town in Brazil. He trained initially with Nise Obino and Lucia Branco. In 1957, at the First Rio de Janeiro International Piano Competition, he received a scholarship enabling him to study in Vienna with Friedrich Gulda’s teacher, Bruno Seidlhofer. Two years later, he launched his international career. To date, he has given concerts in more than 70 countries, with such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Seiji Ozawa, Pierre Boulez, Riccardo Chailly, Charles Dutoit, André Previn, Lorin Maazel, David Zinman, Kurt Masur and Colin Davis, performing with such orchestras as the Berlin, London and Israel philharmonic orchestras, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam, as well as other major orchestras of Europe and North America. He is signed to Decca, and dozens of his albums have received prestigious prizes: Diapason d’Or, Grand Prix du Disque, Victoire d’Honneur, Edison, Gramophone monthly award and, in 2013, a Grammy Latino for the disc Nelson Freire Brasileiro. In 2003, João Moreira Salles directed a documentary film about him. He has appeared at the festival ‘Chopin and his Europe’ several times before. The French government has nominated him for the title Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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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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