“A performer of near-superhuman technical prowess” (The New York Times), pianist Marc-André Hamelin is known worldwide for his unrivalled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.
Highlights of Marc-André Hamelin’s 2022/2023 season include performances with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall (Piano Quintets by Florence Price and Johannes Brahms), Berliner Philharmoniker and Marek Janowski (Max Reger’s Piano Concerto in F minor), San Diego Symphony and Rafael Payare (Ferenc Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major), Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Gimeno (Oliver Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie), Netherlands Philharmonic and Joshua Weilerstein (George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue) and Symphony Nova Scotia and Holly Mathieson (Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor). Recital appearances take the pianist to Vienna, Chicago, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Bogotá, London and Amsterdam, among other venues across the world.
Marc-André Hamelin is an exclusive recording artist for Hyperion Records, where his discography spans more than 70 albums. Recent releases include C.P.E. Bach: Sonatas & Rondos and William Bolcom: The Complete Rags, which both received widespread acclaim.
Across his career, Marc-André Hamelin has also composed over 30 original works. The majority of these compositions—including the Etudes and Toccata on “L’homme armé”, commissioned by the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, are published by Edition Peters. The artist premiered his most recent work, a Piano Quintet, in August 2022 with the celebrated Dover Quartet at La Jolla Music Society.
The pianist is the recipient of a Honorary Award of the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics’ Award), seven Juno Awards and eleven Grammy nominations. In December 2020, he was awarded the Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award for Keyboard Artistry from the Ontario Arts Foundation. Marc-André Hamelin is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Québec, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada.