Greensboro College Presents Free Recital by Pianist Anton Nel March 24
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Anton Nel, whom The New York Times has hailed as “an uncommonly graceful pianist,” will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center in Odell Building on campus.
His program will include selections by Bach, Debussy, Chopin, Granados, and Beethoven. A reception will follow in the Odell Building lobby. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
Nel, winner of the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition, continues to enjoy a remarkable and versatile career that has taken him throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and South Africa since his auspicious debut at age 12, after only two years of study, with Beethoven’s C major Concerto.
He has performed in the U.S. with the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and Detroit symphonies, as well as in recitals in major venues coast to coast. Recent highlights overseas include debuts at London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall.
With acclaimed violinist Sarah Chang, he recently completed a highly successful tour of Japan and appeared at a special beneﬁt in London for Live Music Now, hosted by the Prince of Wales. He also has appeared at music festivals on four continents, including Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, Blossom, and Aspen, where he serves on the artist-faculty.
He has recorded 15 CDs and is professor of piano and chamber music at the University of Texas at Austin, where he heads the division of keyboard studies and holds the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair. Nel is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and the University of Cincinnati.
His performance is part of the Greensboro College Department of Music’s 2011-2012 Concert Series.
Greensboro College, an independent, coeducational college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is an academic and social community that unites the liberal arts and Judeo-Christian values in an atmosphere of diversity and mutual respect.
Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,250 students from 32 states, the District of Columbia and 24 nations in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features an 18-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational organizations.
Lex Alexander, Director of External Relations
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