Nelson Freire (Piano)
Born: 18th October 1944, Boa Esperança, Brazil
Nelson Freire was a Brazilian classical pianist.
Freire began playing the piano at age three. He replayed from memory pieces his older sister, Nelma, had just performed. His teachers in Brazil were Lucia Branco, a former student of Arthur de Greef, a pupil of Liszt, and her assistant Nise Obino. For his first public recital, at the age of four, Freire chose Mozart's Sonata in A major, K. 331.
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The great Brazilian pianist, who was especially acclaimed for his interpretations of Chopin and Brahms as well as for his duo performances with his close friend Martha Argerich, has died aged 77.