Montreal-born pianist, has international career as recitalist and with orchestra. Records exclusively for Hyperion, winning 9 Grammy nominations and many other prizes.
Marc-André HamelinMar. 25, 2012
Marc-André Hamelin was born in Montreal and studied at Vincent-d’Indy and at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Now well-established worldwide, his unique blend of musicianship and virtuosity brings forth interpretations remarkable for their freedom, originality and prodigious mastery. He has performed recitals for all the major series throughout the U.S. and Europe and appeared as soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras. His vast discography on the Hyperion label has received nine Grammy nominations, including one in 2010 for his own compositions, Etudes, which is also on the 2011 list for a Juno award, several Schallplattenkritik prizes, a recent one for lifetime achievement, and the 2000 Gramophone Instrumental Award for his double album of the complete Chopin-Godowsky studies. An Officer of the Order of Canada since 2003 and a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Québec since 2004, he is also a member of the Royal Society of Canada.

3rd LMMC recital.

www.marcandrehamelin.com

PROGRAMME:

BERG              Piano  Sonata, Opus 1 (1907-1908)

BRAHMS       Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Opus 5 (1853)
   
                         Allegro maestoso
                            Andante espressivo
                            Scherzo: Allegro energico
                            Intermezzo: Andante molto
                            Finale: Allegro moderato ma rubato

DEBUSSY       Préludes, Book II excerpts (1910-1912)
                            
La puerta del Vino: mouvement de Habanera
                             “Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses”:
                                  rapide et léger
                             Les tierces alternées: modérément animé
                             Feux d’artifice: modérément animé

HAMELIN     12 Études in all the minor keys, excerpts
                            
No.   8  Erlkönig, after Goethe (2007)
                             No.   2  Coma Berenices (2008)
                             No.   7  After Tchaikovsky,
                                  for the left hand alone (2006)
                             No. 11  Menuetto (2009)
                             No. 12  Prelude and Fugue (1986)