Anton Nel, winner of the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall, continues to tour internationally as concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and teacher. This season he performed concertos, chamber music, and recitals in New York, Boston, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco, Dallas, and San Miguel de Allende, to name a few.
A Johannesburg native, Mr. Nel was student of Adolph Hallis at the University of the Witwatersrand, and pursued graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati, where he was a student of Béla Síki and Frank Weinstock. He currently holds the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair in Piano at the University of Texas at Austin, and is the head of the Division of Keyboard Studies.
Increasingly in demand as teacher, he presents a series of master classes at the Manhattan School of Music as visiting professor each year, and in addition to the AMFS, is on the faculty of the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival during the summers. He is also an avid harpsichordist and fortepianist. Mr. Nel made his AMFS debut in 1988 and this year celebrates his twentieth year as member of the artist-faculty.