Marc-André Hamelin is a name that many of our patrons are familiar with as he has performed on our stage many times and is one of world’s top pianists. Hamelin was born in Montreal in the fall of 1961. Hamelin started playing the piano at the age of 5. His father was a pharmacist and amateur pianist who introduced his son to the music of several lesser known composers early in life. Hamelin obtained his M MUS in 1985 from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Hamelin maintains a busy schedule combining performing and recording. Always in demand for performances, he travels all over the world to play recitals and to perform with orchestras. In the coming months alone he will be in Russia, Italy, the Netherlands, the US, Germany, and Switzerland. His list of CD recordings has also grown with 4 more CDs being released since he last played for us in 2014.
I recently found an interview online with Hamelin done back in 2009. It requires a bit of time but it is an interesting read! http://dothemath.typepad.com/dtm/interview-with-marcandr%C3%A9-hamelin.html
Join us on January 5, 2016 to hear Hamelin play Mozart, Liszt, and Schubert! http://music-toronto.com/index.html