Marc-André Hamelin, pianist

                   

Marc-André Hamelin, pianist
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"Artists and organizations hoping to revitalize classical music should look to Mr. Hamelin"
~ New York Times

"Hamelin's legend will grow - right now there is no one like him"
~ Alex Ross, The New Yorker

"Marc-André Hamelin ranks among the small handful of performers in every generation whose abilities defy the imagination."
~ John Terauds, Toronto Star

"One of the most adventurous and certainly the most courageous pianists of recent times."
~ International Piano Quarterly


Meet Mr. Hamelin (1:09)

Four different multi-concert series celebrate pianist Marc-André Hamelin’s artistry worldwide during the 2013–2014 season: the Celebrity Series of Boston, San Francisco Performances, Wigmore Hall in London, and deSingel in Antwerp. Highlighting his diverse repertoire and interests, he will perform in solo recitals; collaborate with guest artists, including the Pacifica and Takács quartets, violinist Anthony Marwood, clarinetist Martin Fröst, and pianist Emanuel Ax.

Additional recital highlights include performances at the Berlin Philharmonie, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Washington Performing Arts Society, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Herkulessaal in Munich, and the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam.

This season he performs the world premiere of a piano concerto by Mark-Anthony Turnage with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He will also perform with the New York Philharmonic and Sir Andrew Davis, Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Bernard Labadie, London Philharmonic Orchestra with Osmo Vänskä, the WDR Sinfonieorchester with Andris Nelsons, Danish National Symphony Orchestra with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, and a European tour with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano.

Mr. Hamelin records exclusively for Hyperion Records. His most recent release features late piano works of Busoni, which follows an acclaimed disc of Haydn concertos with Les Violons du Roy and Bernard Labadie. Other recent releases include three double-disc sets of Haydn sonatas; a solo disc of works by Liszt; and an album of his own compositions, Hamelin: Études, which received a 2010 Grammy nomination (his ninth) and a first prize from the German Record Critics’ Award Association. The Hamelin études are published by Edition Peters.

His complete Hyperion discography includes concertos and works for solo piano by such composers as Alkan, Godowsky, and Medtner, as well as brilliantly received performances of Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, and Schumann.

Born in Montreal and a resident of Boston, Marc-André Hamelin is the recipient of a lifetime achievement prize by the German Record Critic’s Association, is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Québec, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada.

(March 2014. Please discard previously dated materials and contact publicity@colbertartists.com before making any alterations or cuts.)