Piano 2018:   May 17th – 19th at Muttart Hall, Alberta College
Anton Nel

Anton Nel


Winner of the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall, Anton Nel continues to tour 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, Seattle, and Detroit Symphonies, to name a few, as well as coast to coast recitals in major venues.

Overseas, he has appeared, among many others, at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and undertakes regular tours to South Africa. Much sought after as a chamber musician, he regularly appears with some of the world’s finest instrumentalists and singers at festivals on four continents.

He holds the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair at the University of Texas at Austin where he also heads the Division of Keyboard Studies; he is currently also a Visiting Professor at the Manhattan School of Music. During the summers, he teaches at the Aspen Music Festival and at the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival.

His recordings include four solo CDs, several chamber music recordings (including the complete Beethoven Piano and ’Cello Sonatas and Variations, and the Brahms Sonatas with Bion Tsang), and works for piano and orchestra by Franck, Fauré, and Saint-Saëns. His latest release features première recordings of all the works for piano and orchestra of Edward Burlingame Hill with the Austin Symphony conducted by Peter Bay. The Johannesburg-born Mr. Nel is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, where he studied with Adolph Hallis, and the University of Cincinnati where he worked with Béla Síki and Frank Weinstock.

His website is www.antonnel.com

2016 Piano Competitors

Jeanne Amièle Chris (Ka Long) Au Carter Johnson Jocelyn Lai Natalie Lo Gaspard Tanguay-Labrosse

Important Information

  • Winner of 2014 Shean Piano Competition: Meagan Milatz!  Press Release here
  • Winner of 2012 Shean Piano Competition: Adam Żukiewicz!
  • The winner of the Shean Piano Competition 2010 is Scott MacIsaac!
  • We received 23 applications.
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