Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Location: Galvin Recital Hall, Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts (Map it)
Winner of the 2018 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance
“Is it possible for a pianist to be too good? If anyone faces jeopardy with that question, it’s Marc-André Hamelin…Outwardly miraculous, beneath the surface it felt as if each note’s every possibility had been considered in advance, then ensconced in a pianism of total authority.” –New York Times
Marc-André Hamelin is recognized the world over for his consummate musicianship and brilliant technique. He has received multiple Grammy nominations, and his three-disc recording of the music of Ferruccio Busoni was honored with the 2014 ECHO Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year award and named Disc of the Year by Diapason and Classica magazines. His 2017-18 season included appearances at Carnegie Hall and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and with the Seattle Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, and Moscow Philharmonic, among others. He was also a member of the jury for the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where preliminary round competitors were required to perform his composition “L’homme armé”—the first time the composer of the competition’s commissioned work was also a member of the jury. Hamelin records exclusively for Hyperion Records; his most recent releases include a disc of Schubert’s Piano Sonata in B-flat Major and Four Impromptus, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring Concerto for Two Pianos with Leif Ove Andsnes, and Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski.