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Nelson Goerner

  • Pianist

Biography

Nelson Goerner has given recitals in venues throughout Europe including the festivals of La Roque d'Antheron, La Grange de Meslay (where he replaced Richter at short notice), Schleswig-Holstein, Verbier, and at halls in Paris, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Geneva, Lucerne, and Milan. He has also performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Claus Peter Flor, the Deutsche Symphonie Orchestra of Berlin under Andrew Davis, the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Emmanuel Krivine, the Ulster Orchestra under Yan Pascal Tortelier, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Gerard Schwarz, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under James Judd. He has appeared twice at the BBC Promenade concert season with the BBC Philharmonic under Vassily Sinaisky. In the USA and Canada, his appearances have included performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Mr Goerner has performed chamber music with the Takács Quartet in England, Spain and Italy, and with Steven Isserlis and Vadim Repin at the Wigmore Hall in London as part of the Taneyev Festival. He has appeared in duo recitals with the cellists Steven Isserlis, Gary Hoffman, Vadim Repin and the mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch. He also performs repertoire for two pianos with his wife, Rusudan Alavidze.

Mr Goerner's future appearances will include performances with the Orchestra of the 18th Century, the NHK Symphony, the Singapore Symphony, the BBC Scottish, Welsh and Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as recital and chamber appearances in London, Belfast, Arnhem, Toulouse, Valldemossa, Warsaw and at the Verbier Festival.

Mr Goerner's discography includes a Chopin recording for EMI, repertoire by Rachmaninov and Liszt for the Cascavelle/Disques label, Busoni's Indian Fantasy for Chandos and a new work for piano and orchestra by Jon Lord for EMI.