- Condolences
Dear Mr. Nelson Freire,

You do not have any pain now, I suppose.
I heard that you were in a great pain and agony as you had not been able to perform since a fall accident.
I hoped you could recover and possibly perform in Martha's Music Festival once again.
Your sincere music that could be expressed only by a true musician deeply impressed all the audience attending our Music Festivals.

You were a very quiet, calm person. I remember to see you nodding with tender smile while Martha was talking. You made a peaceful atmosphere like a teddy bear.

I loved your performances.
Your duo performances with Martha opened the door of a new world of piano duo.
Now and in the future, the duos with you two are and will remain as the best ones we cannot ask for better.
You will live on in our hearts forever.
I wish you play the piano you loved so much in peace to your heart's content.
Please let us hear your sounds.
May your soul rest in peace.
Thank you, Mr. Freire.

With my sincerest gratitude,

Ito Kyoko
Vice Chairperson, Argerich Arts Foundation
General Producer, MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu