Nelson Freire

Born 18 October 1944
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 3. 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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Nelson Freire Tracks

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Witold Lutoslawski
Paganini Variations for 2 pianos
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Paganini Variations for 2 pianos
Robert Schumann
Arabeske in C major, Op 18
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Arabeske in C major, Op 18
Robert Schumann
Papillons, Op 2
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Papillons, Op 2
Frédéric Chopin
Nocturne in E flat major, Op 9 No 2
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Nocturne in E flat major, Op 9 No 2
Claude Debussy
Children's Corner
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Children's Corner
Johannes Brahms
Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor, Op 15
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Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor, Op 15
Frédéric Chopin
Nocturne in D flat major, Op 27 No 2
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Nocturne in D flat major, Op 27 No 2
Sergei Rachmaninov
Suite No. 2 for 2 pianos Op. 17
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Suite No. 2 for 2 pianos Op. 17
Maurice Ravel
La valse
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La valse
Johannes Brahms
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b for 2 Pianos
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Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b for 2 Pianos
Witold Lutoslawski
Variations on a theme of Paganini for two pianos
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Variations on a theme of Paganini for two pianos
Franz Schubert
Rondo in A D.951 'Grand Rondeau'
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Rondo in A D.951 'Grand Rondeau'
Sergei Rachmaninov
Romance (Suite No 2 for two pianos, Op 17)
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Romance (Suite No 2 for two pianos, Op 17)
Franz Schubert
Impromptu in C minor D. 899 no. 1
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Impromptu in C minor D. 899 no. 1
Maurice Ravel
Mother Goose Suite
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Mother Goose Suite
Johannes Brahms
Sonata No. 3 In F Minor Op.5 For Piano
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Sonata No. 3 In F Minor Op.5 For Piano
Johannes Brahms
Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op 56b
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Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op 56b
Claude Debussy
Les Collines d'Anacapri (Preludes, Book 1)
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Les Collines d'Anacapri (Preludes, Book 1)
Frédéric Chopin
Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 1
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Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 1
Sergei Rachmaninov
Suite No 2 for two pianos, Op 17
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Suite No 2 for two pianos, Op 17
Franz Liszt
Polonaise No. 2 in E S223
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Polonaise No. 2 in E S223
Frédéric Chopin
Polonaise héroïque, Op 53
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Polonaise héroïque, Op 53
Frédéric Chopin
Sonata No. 3 In B Minor Op.58 For Piano
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Sonata No. 3 In B Minor Op.58 For Piano
Robert Schumann
Fantasy In C Major Op.17 For Piano
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Fantasy In C Major Op.17 For Piano
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude And Fugue In G Minor Bwv.535
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Prelude And Fugue In G Minor Bwv.535
Johannes Brahms
Rhapsodie in E flat major, op.119 no.4
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Rhapsodie in E flat major, op.119 no.4
Heitor Villa‐Lobos
3 movements from La Prole do Bebé no 1 (Branquinha, A pobrezinha, Morenhina)
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3 movements from La Prole do Bebé no 1 (Branquinha, A pobrezinha, Morenhina)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Jesu, Joy of man's desiring
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Jesu, Joy of man's desiring
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2012: Prom 45: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
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Royal Albert Hall
2012-08-15T19:06:59
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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
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2010

Proms 2010: Prom 36

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2005: Prom 24
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Royal Albert Hall
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Aug
2005

Proms 2005: Prom 24

Royal Albert Hall

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