A Mozart Paradise
Beall Hall | 7:30 PM
Anton Nel, guest artist
“Key Notes” with Daniel Cho
SOMD 163 | 6:45 PM
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat Major, K. 456, “Paradis”
with Anton Nel, piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major, K. 361, “Gran Partita”
We welcome longtime friend, pianist Anton Nel, back to the stage for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 18, performed for the first time in OMP history! Our wind section then plays a starring role in the revered “Gran Partita,” completing this Mozart double-bill.
Anton Nel, piano
Winner of the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition Anton Nel tours internationally as recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Highlights in the U.S. include performances with the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, and Seattle Symphonies, as well as recitals coast to coast. Overseas he has appeared at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and major venues in China, Korea and South Africa. He holds the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair at the University of Texas at Austin and the summers he is on the artist-faculties at the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival. The Johannesburg-born Mr. Nel, also an avid harpsichordist and fortepianist, is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, where he studied with Adolph Hallis, and the University of Cincinnati where he worked with Bela Siki and Frank Weinstock.