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NELSON FRIERE - PIANIST

Autographed 8.25” x 11.75” color photograph of the late Brazilian pianist in recital at the Steinway.

Friere (1944-2021) began his career with Lucia Branco a pupil of the Belgian pianist and Liszt advised pianist Arthur de Greef at the age of three, making his debut in recital at the age of four.  At twelve he made his orchestral debut in concert in Rio di Janeiro performing Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto.  A seventh place win in a local competition in 1957 spurred him on to greater things. He was awarded a government stipend to study with Bruno Seidlmeier where his fellow pupil was Martha Argerich and they would become lifelong friends and partners in dual recitals throughout their lives. He won the Vianna da Motta competition in Portugal in 1964, the Dinu Lipatti prize and the Harriet Cohen prize.

A brilliant career, known for his tasteful and technically brilliant performances of the Romantic repertory, he also recorded significantly in addition to world-wide concert and recital performances.

When Friere passed away this year after a fall, the piano world was stunned.  The outpouring of sympathy from his colleagues was truly stunning, a true pianist’s pianist.