Nelson Freire Brazil
Nelson Freire (born October 18, 1944) is a Brazilian classical pianist. Freire began playing the piano when he was three years old, amazing everyone around him by replaying from memory pieces his elder sister had just performed. His teachers in Brazil were Nise Obino and Lucia Branco, who had studied with a pupil of Liszt. For his first public recital at the age of five, Freire chose Mozart’s Sonata in A major, K. 331. In 1957, Freire's performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.