Nelson Freire
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1944-10-18
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Nelson Freire

Nelson Freire Biography (Wikipedia)

Nelson Freire (born October 18, 1944) is a Brazilian classical pianist.

Freire began playing the piano at age three. He replayed from memory pieces his older sister, Nelma, had just performed. His teachers in Brazil were Lucia Branco, a former student of Arthur de Greef, a pupil of Liszt, and her assistant Nise Obino. For his first public recital, at the age of four, Freire chose Mozart's Sonata in A major, K. 331.

In 1957, Freire's performed Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, at the age of 12. He was awarded 7th place at the Rio de Janeiro International Piano Competition. He subsequently received a Brazilian government grant to study in Vienna with Bruno Seidlhofer. By 1964, Freire had won his first prize at the Vianna da Motta International Music Competition in Lisbon, Portugal (ex-aequo with Vladimir Krainev) and he also received the Dinu Lipatti Medal and the Harriet Cohen Medal in London, England. In December 2001, he chaired the jury for the Marguerite Long Competition in Paris. His debut at The Proms was in August 2005.

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Past BBC Events

Proms 2012: Prom 45: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
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Royal Albert Hall
2012-08-15T18:36:55
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15
Aug
2012
Proms 2012: Prom 45: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Proms 2012: Prom 45: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2010: Prom 36
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Royal Albert Hall
2010-08-12T18:36:55
12
Aug
2010

Proms 2010: Prom 36

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2005: Prom 24
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Royal Albert Hall
2005-08-01T18:36:55
1
Aug
2005

Proms 2005: Prom 24

Royal Albert Hall

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