Murray Perahia was forced to cancel his entire American tour this spring, including an April 28 performance at the Gilmore Keyboard Festival, due to an unexpected illness.
However, Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire is stepping in as his replacement. Freire has received international honors and works with orchestras all over the world, going back to age 12, when he was a finalist in the inaugural International Piano Competition of Rio de Janeiro.
At 23 years old, The Times called him “the young lion of keyboard,” at his London debut. It’s been 50 years, and Freire has only grown to be more of a master pianist.
For his Gilmore performance, Freire will perform pieces from Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Debussy and Albeniz.
As for Perahia, he is expected to perform instead as part of the Gilmore’s Piano Master Series in Spring of 2019.
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