Instrumentalist - Piano

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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Pianist Nelson Goerner's album 'Schumann Kreisleriana • Symphonic Studies' is featured in BBC Music Magazine as Recording of the Month for March 2015.


Posted: Mar-10-2015
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“I have written before that Goerner is the best Argentine pianist of his generation (he’s in his early forties) and his Brahms/Beethoven programme provided incontrovertible truth to that exalted rank.”

— Buenos Aires Herald
Posted: May-24-2014
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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: Apr-23-2014