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Guest Pianist Anton Nel Performing by Livestream from Wolfe Recital Hall on April 23 (UPDATE: Reserved seating is full)

Extremely limited venue seating available by reservation only; attendees required to follow Del Mar College’s safety protocols

Article by Melinda Eddleman

(UPDATE As of 4-22-21: All reserved seating is now filled. Viewing of the performance is now only available through the livestream.)

He’s the 1987 winner of the Naumburg International Piano Competition at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. His multifaceted career has taken him across North and South America, Europe, Asia and South Africa. And even today, pianist Anton Nel continues to tour internationally as recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and teacher. 

On Friday, April 23, Nel will perform a guest recital at Del Mar College in Wolfe Recital Hall with the free performance provided by livestream beginning at 7:30 p.m. This event is presented by the DMC Cultural Programs Committee and the Music Department.

To watch the recital online, use any of the following links:

• YouTube: https://youtu.be/J6V3c4rnyJI

 • Boxcast: https://boxcast.tv/view/recital-by-guest-pianist-anton-nel-358567

 • Facebook: www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live

(NOTICE: Seating is now full as of 4-22-21) A very limited number of seats in the performance facility will be available with reservations required. No walk-ins. DMC safety protocols must be followed, including face masks or coverings and social distancing.

For more recital information and to reserve limited seating during the performance, contact DMC Professor of Piano Dr. David Sutanto at dsutanto@delmar.edu.

Nel’s recital program will include works by Bach, Hummel, Debussy and Granados as follows:

• J.S. Bach: Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829 including Preambulum, Allemande, Corrente, Sarabande, Tempo di minuetta, Passepied andGigue

• Claude Debussy: Four Preludes from Book 1 including Voiles, La serenade interrompue, Le fille aux cheveux de lin and Minstrels

• Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 20including I. Allegro moderato, II. Adagio maestoso and III. Presto

• Enrique Granados: Allegro de Concierto, Op. 46

Pianist Anton Nel playing

At age 12, the Johannesburg, South Africa native made his debut after two years of study and won a number of first prizes during major South African competitions while in his teens, becoming a well-known radio and television personality in his country. In 1982, Nel graduated with highest honors from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and then moved to the United States in 1983 to study at the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a master’s and doctoral degree in Musical Arts.

On Sept. 11, 2003, Nel became a U.S. citizen.

Currently, Nel 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 also a Visiting Professor at the Manhattan School of Music and annually presents masterclasses at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto.

Learn more about Nel by visiting his official website: www.antonnel.com/Official_Site_of_Pianist_Anton_Nel/Welcome.html.

Watch Nel's performing Granados' "Allegro de Concierto" below: 


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