Montreal-born pianist and composer inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame in 2015 for his numerous CDs on the Hyperion label. Officer of the Order of Canada since 2003.
Photo: Fran Kaufman
Montreal-born Marc-André Hamelin ranks among the elite of the piano world for his unrivaled blend of probing musicianship and phenomenal technical prowess. In addition to masterly readings of music by Haydn, Schumann and Debussy, he is well-known for championing lesser-known composers such as Leopold Godowsky, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Kaikhosru Sorabji, Nikolai Kapustin, Nikolai Medtner, Frederic Rzewski, Leo Ornstein and Nikolai Roslavets. In addition, Hamelin is a composer himself, with a considerable catalogue of works to his name. These include a set of piano etudes in all the minor keys. His discography numbers over 70 discs on the Hyperion label, several of which have won prestigious awards. In recognition of his remarkable discography, Mr. Hamelin was inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame in June 2015. Hamelin has been 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.

4th LMMC engagement.


BACH/BUSONI    Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004
(1685-1750)            (du Partita no 2 pour violon seul, arr. F. Busoni 1893)

SCHUMANN        Fantasie in C major, Opus 17
(1810-1856)            Durchaus phantastisch und
                                leidenschaftlich vorzutragen -
                                    Im Legendenton - Erstes Tempo
                                Mâßig. Durchaus energisch - Etwas langsamer -
                                    Viel bewegter
                                Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten -
                                    Etwas bewegter - Adagio

DEBUSSY             Images, 1re Série
(1862-1918)                Reflets dans l’eau: Andantino molto
                                    Hommage à Rameau: Lent et grave
                                    Mouvement: Animé

CHOPIN                Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Opus 61
(1810-1849)                Allegro maestoso

CHOPIN                Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Opus 54