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Marc-André Hamelin

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Marc-André Hamelin is universally recognized as one of the greatest pianists alive today. Critics and audiences alike have reacted enthusiastically to his virtuosity and sensitivity. Mr. Hamelin has received 8 Grammy nominations including a 2008 nomination for Marc-André Hamelin in a state of jazz. He is much-recorded artist, having released over 40 discs that reflect his marked interest for the lesser-known works of the piano repertoire. Recital appearances include Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, the Washington Performing Arts Society at Strathmore Hall, the Pro Musica Society of Montreal,Music Toronto, and European recitals in Stuttgart, Antwerp, Gstaad, Treviso, Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Florence. Hamelin tours with the Risør Chamber Music Festival to Oslo, LaMonnaie in Brussels,Wigmore Hall in London, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Mr. Hamelin has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony, the London Philharmonic, The Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, the BBC National Orchestra ofWales, the BBC Scottish Symphony, the Singapore Symphony, the Melbourne Symphony and many others in North America, Europe, Australia and the Far East.Mr. Hamelin was recently presented with a lifetime achievement prize by the German Record Critic’s Award (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik) andwasmade an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2003 and a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Québec in 2004.

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Karina Gauvin
January, 2011