Marc-André Hamelin is ranked among the elite of world pianists for his unrivaled blend of
musicianship and virtuosity in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as
for his intrepid exploration of the neglected music of the 19th and 20th centuries.
In 2015-2016, Mr. Hamelin performs with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir
Jurowski at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, and again later in the season at the Royal Festival
Hall for performances and recording of Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 3 and Medtner's Concerto
No.2; tours North America with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer in venues
that include Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Maison symphonique de Montréal; has
a three-part residency at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam; and debuts at the Teatro alla
Scala with the company's orchestra led by Jakub Hrůša.
Orchestral appearances in North America include performances with the Edmonton, National
Arts Centre, Quebec, San Diego, and Toronto symphony orchestras; and the Los Angeles and
Manitoba chamber orchestras. In Europe, Mr. Hamelin appears with the Berlin Radio Symphony
Orchestra, the Hallé, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra della Svizzera italiana in
repertoire that ranges from Mozart and Brahms to Ravel and Messiaen.
In recital, Mr. Hamelin plays on the Keyboard Virtuosos II series in Stern Auditorium /
Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall; as well as solo concerts for Symphony Center Presents in
Chicago, the Cliburn, Spivey Hall, Pro Musica Montreal, Music Toronto, and the Green Music
Center (Sonoma State University). European appearances include recitals at deSingel in
Antwerp, Moscow State Philharmonic Society, Heidelberg Festival, Wigmore Hall in London,
and Salzburg Mozarteum, as well as in Munich, Perugia, and Bilbao.
The summer of 2015 included a return to the BBC Proms for Ravel's Left-Hand Piano Concerto
with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and François-Xavier Roth, a work he repeated at
the Colorado Music Festival. His other festival appearances included recitals at the
Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Rockport Chamber Music Festival,
Cheltenham Music Festival, Festival Cully Classique, International Keyboard Festival in New
York City, and Aspen Music Festival.
Mr. Hamelin records exclusively for Hyperion Records. His discography of more than 50
recordings 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, Schumann, and Shostakovich. His most recent releases are a two-disc set of Mozart
sonatas and the Ornstein Piano Quintet with the Pacifica Quartet. He was recognized as the
2014 ECHO Klassik Instrumentalist of Year and Disc of the Year by Diapason and
Classica magazines for his three-disc set Busoni: Late Piano Music.
He has recently recorded Debussy's Images and Préludes, Book II; Haydn concertos
with Les Violons du Roy and Bernard Labadie; three double-disc sets of Haydn sonatas; and
an album of his own compositions, Marc-André Hamelin: Études, which received a
2010 Grammy Award nomination (his ninth) and a first prize from the German Record Critics'
Award Association. The Hamelin etudes are published by Edition Peters.
Born in Montreal and a resident of Boston, Mr. Hamelin is the recipient of a lifetime
achievement award from the German Record Critics' Award Association. He is an Officer of
the Order of Canada, Chevalier de l'Ordre national du Québec, and a member of the Royal
Society of Canada.