Marc-Andre Hamelin’s musicianship and virtuosity have earned him legendary status as a true avatar of the piano. Long known for his exploration of unfamiliar pianistic terrain, Hamelin is now recognised worldwide for the originality and technical brilliance of his performances of the classic repertoire.
He has appeared repeatedly as guest soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the philharmonic orchestras of New York and London, and the symphony orchestras of Montreal, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco, among many others.
In 2006, he was presented with the German Record Critics’ Award for lifetime achievement, and, in 2015, he was inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame.
He has recorded some 70 CDs for the Hyperion label, and the recording of his own highly inventive 12 Études in all the minor keys was triumphantly received in 2010.
An Officer of the Order of Canada since 2003 and a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Quebec since 2004, he is also a member of the Royal Society of Canada. He presently makes his home in the Boston area.
Role: Classical Artist