Nelson Goerner’s Highlights

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International Journal of Music. (March 1, 2021). Nelson Goerner’s Highlights. International Journal of Music. Accessed July 25, 2024.

  • 1969: Born in San Pedro (Argentina).
  • 1974: First piano lessons.
  • 1987: Moves to Geneva (Switzerland) to study with Maria Tipo thanks to a Martha Argerich / CIMAE Scholarship.
  • 1988: Recipient of the Mozarteum Argentino Scholarship.
  • 1990: First Prize at Geneva Competition.
  • 1991: Debuts in France (Grange de Meslay, replacing Richter; La Roque-d’Anthéron; Piano aux Jacobins), and Teatro Colón Buenos Aires (Argentina).
  • 1992: First album (Rachmaninov Recital), London debut (with Philharmonia Orchestra replacing Krystian Zimerman), first time of many Bartók Sonatas with Martha Argerich (at Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival).
  • 1993: Paris debut (at Théâtre des Champs Elysées) and debut with Los Angeles Philharmonic (Tchaikovsky Concerto at Hollywood Bowl).
  • 1995: Semifinalist with distinction at Chopin Competition causing an intense media and artistic turmoil, boosting his association with Chopin.
  • 1996: Chopin album for EMI.
  • 2000: Live recording of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with BBC Philharmonic.
  • 2003: Debut at the BBC Proms.
  • 2005: Debuts with NHK Symphony in Japan, Salzburg Festival in Austria, and Verbier Festival in Switzerland.
  • 2006: Professorship at Haute École de Musique in Geneva (Switzerland).
  • 2013: Debut at Meesterpianisten Series at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. First of many albums for Alpha, obtaining multiple Diapason d’Or (including Diapason d’Or of the Year), BBC Music Magazine’s Recording of the Month, Choc de Classica, etc.
  • 2016-2018: Professor at Barenboim-Said Academy Berlin.
  • 2017: Debut at the Evening Series of Jeanine Roze Series at Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris.
  • 2018: Highest Honour for the Arts in Poland (Zasłużony Kulturze Gloria Artis).
  • 2019: Paderewski, Godowski album for the Chopin Institute, and Brahms: Sonata No. 3, Op. 5 & Variations on a Theme by Paganini album, obtaining Gramophone Editor’s Choice distinction.

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