Instrumentalist - Piano
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Born in San Pedro, Argentina, Nelson Goerner has established himself as one of the foremost pianists of his generation. After studying in Argentina with Jorge Garrubba, Juan Carlos Arabian and Carmen Scalcione, he was awarded First Prize in the Franz Liszt Competition in Buenos Aires in 1986. This led to a scholarship to work with Maria Tipo at the Geneva Conservatoire, and in 1990 Nelson Goerner won the First Prize at the Geneva Competition. His recording of Debussy (Estampes, Book One of Images and Book Two of Etudes) was awarded a 2013 French Diapason d’Or.

Posted: Dec-3-2013
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Nelson Goerner was awarded a 2013 French Diapason d’Or for his Debussy album which includes Estampes and Book One of Images and Book Two of Etudes.
Posted: Dec-4-2013
Latest Acclaim
"That Goerner’s imagination is caught by and wrapped up in this music is apparent virtually from the first bars of the first piece he plays, 'Pagodes' from Estampes: its exoticism is there, its mystery, its gamelan gleam, its miasma and fluidity of harmony dictated by the pentatonic scales, all articulated by Goerner with limpidness, a refined palette of pianistic colour, weight and inflection and, to crown it all, a vivid visual sense. It is all very well having the elevated technique to be able to play the quantity of notes and intricate textures that Debussy writes, but it demands special intuition, empathy and experience to lift the images from the page. Goerner has said that simply looking at a Debussy score suggests to him the soundworld he is going to enter, and in the diverse soundworlds he enters in this programme it is gloriously evident that his instinct and skill are spot on. Contrasts of delicacy and dynamism are drawn into interpretations of sublime inspiration."
— The Telegraph (UK)
Posted: Nov-7-2013
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The Argentinian pianist Nelson Goerner, whose Chopin playing has prompted Gramophone to describe him as "a player of exalted poetic verve", celebrated the bicentenary of Chopin's birth with a major series of performances of his music, including this Wigmore Hall concert. His recital begins with Chopin's last large-scale work, the Polonaise-Fantaisie, one of Goerner's favourite pieces by Chopin, which he regards as among his greatest and most visionary works. "This is one of the peaks of Chopin's last years, belonging to the series of masterpieces he wrote towards the end of his life when he was at his most daring and harmonically imaginative", Goerner says.
Posted: Nov-9-2010
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Posted: Aug-9-2011