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; and appear with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with whom this season he performs the world premiere of
Mark-Anthony Turnage's Piano Concerto.
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
Orchestral highlights include performances with the New York Philharmonic and Sir Andrew
Davis, Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Bernard Labadie, London Symphony Orchestra with Osmo
Vänskä, 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 newest release is Busoni:
Late Piano Music, which follows a critically 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.
A resident of Boston, Mr. Hamelin is the recipient of a lifetime achievement prize by the
German Record Critics' Award Association. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a
Chevalier de l'Ordre national du Québec, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada.