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Anton Nel – Austin Chamber Music Festival
July 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The festival continues on July 25th with an Austin favorite performing music by Beethoven in celebration of his 250th year. You’ll enjoy an animated pre-concert talk between Nel and his former student, Michelle Schumann.
A virtual event this year, the 24th Annual Festival includes an exciting lineup with artists that you’ll be seeing up close and personal! Artistic Director Michelle Schumann will host interviews and performances each weekend from June 27 through August 8. As a concert attendee on Zoom, you will have the opportunity to chat with the artists and fellow audience members live during each program. Check out the full lineup at www.austinchambermusic.org/festival/!
Anton Nel, winner of the first prize in the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall continues to enjoy a remarkable and multifaceted career that has taken him to North and South America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. Following an auspicious debut at the age of twelve with Beethoven’s C Major Concerto after only two years of study, the Johannesburg native captured first prizes in all the major South African competitions while still in his teens, toured his native country extensively and became a well-known radio and television personality. A student of Adolph Hallis, he made his European debut in France in 1982, and in the same year graduated with the highest distinction from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He came to the United States in 1983, attending the University of Cincinnati, where he pursued his Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees under Bela Siki and Frank Weinstock. In addition to garnering many awards from his alma mater during this three-year period, he was a prizewinner at the 1984 Leeds International Piano Competition in England and won several first prizes at the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition in Palm Desert in 1986.