Guest introduction

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Piano: Nelson Goerner

Nelson Goerner, piano


As one of the leading pianists of our time, Goerner's piano work is the most artistic, poetic, and astonishing musicality. His exhilarating and confident performances have captivated audiences around the world.
The 2021/22 season will feature in major halls around the world, including Wigmore Hall (London), Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (Paris) and Victoria Hall (Geneva).

Conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, Neeme Järvi, Jonathan Nott, Fabio Luisi, Essa-Peka Salonen and others with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchester de Paris, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. He has performed with many famous orchestras, including the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra. He is often invited to international music festivals such as Salzburg, La Roque-d'Antheron, Edinburgh, Schleswig-Holstein, Verbier and BBC Proms. In chamber music, he regularly collaborates with Martha Argerich, Steven Isserlis and Gary Hoffman.


Currently, he lives in Switzerland with his wife and sons, and while working as a professor at the Geneva Conservatoire, he is also a member of the Chopin Institute's Artistic Advisory Committee.