Anton Nel

Instrumental Focus

  • piano

Anton Nel, winner of the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall, continues to tour as concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and teacher on four continents. A Johannesburg native, Mr. Nel was a student of Adolph Hallis at the University of Witwatersrand and pursued graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati, working with Bela Siki and Frank Weinstock. He currently holds the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair in piano and chamber music at the University of Texas at Austin and is the head of the division of keyboard studies. Increasingly in demand as a pedagogue, he presents a series of master classes at the Manhattan School of Music as well as at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto every year. In addition to Aspen, he is on the summer faculties of the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival and the Orford Music Academy in Quebec. In recent years, Anton Nel has also received acclaim as harpsichordist and fortepianist. He made his AMFS debut in 1988 and joined the artist-faculty in 1997. Mr. Nel is an avid foodie and is looking forward to his nineteenth summer as an artist-faculty member.