Long Center Presents

Anton Nel

Jan 29

Event Details

  • Sun, Jan. 29
    3:00 pm

All Ages

The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.



The Long Center presents Anton Nel, January 29th in Dell Hall.

Austin’s renowned classical pianist and a true world-class artist, Anton Nel returns for his first solo recital in Dell Hall since 2013. Winner of the first prize in the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall, Nel enjoys a remarkable and multifaceted career that has taken him to North and South America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. He also heads the Division of Keyboard Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.

Highlights of Mr. Nel’s nearly four decades of concertizing include performances with the Cleveland Orchestra, the symphonies of Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Detroit, and London, among many others, including several engagements with the Austin Symphony Orchestra. (He has an active repertoire of more than 100 works for piano and orchestra.) An acclaimed Beethoven interpreter, Anton Nel has performed the concerto cycle several times, most notably on two consecutive evenings with the Cape Philharmonic in 2005 in Cape Town, South Africa. Additionally he has performed all-Beethoven solo recitals, complete cycles of the violin and cello works, and most recently a highly successful run of the Diabelli Variations as part of Moises Kaufman’s play 33 Variations. He was also chosen to give the North American premiere of the newly discovered Piano Concerto No. 3 in E Minor by Felix Mendelssohn in 1992. Two noteworthy world premieres of works by living composers include “Virtuoso Alice” by David Del Tredici (dedicated to, and performed by Mr. Nel at his Lincoln Center debut in 1988) as well as Stephen Paulus’s Piano Concerto also written for Mr. Nel; the acclaimed world premiere took place in New York in 2003.


Claude Debussy: Suite Bergamasque (1890)

Clair de lune

Robert Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 (1839)

Allegro (Sehr Lebhaft)
Romanze (Ziemlich Langsam)
Intermezzo (Mit Größter Energie)
Finale (Höchst Lebhaft)

Zoltán Kodály: Meditation sur un motif de Claude Debussy (1907)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 “Waldstein” (1804)

Allegro con brio
Introduzione: Adagio molto
Rondo: Allegretto moderato — Prestissimo

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