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.
Last year he traveled to China for the first time to teach and perform at the Sichuan International Piano Festival in Chengdu. 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 heads the Division of Keyboard Studies; he is currently also a Visiting Professor at the Manhattan School of Music. During the summers he is on the artist-faculties at the Aspen Music Festival and School and at 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.