Winner of the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition, Anton Nel tours 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, and Seattle Symphonies, as well as recitals coast to coast. Overseas he has appeared at Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and major venues in China, Korea and South Africa. He holds the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair at the University of Texas in Austin and during the summers he is on the artist-faculties at the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival. Johannesburg-born Anton, 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. Anton will be returning to the Menuhin Competition juror panel in 2020 after serving as a juror in the Menuhin Competition Austin 2014.
“I’m truly honored to be serving on the jury of the Menuhin Competition again. I’m very excited to hear all the wonderful young violinists and to join in the celebration of superb talents and great music!”