Tryon Concert Association Presents Marc-André Hamelin

Published 10:26 pm Sunday, August 18, 2019

Tryon Concert Association is pleased to present for its last concert of the season Marc-André Hamelin, pianist. Mr. Hamelin will perform at TFAC on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 7:30 in the evening.


Hamelin has been described as a “master of exquisite tone” (Blogcritics) who plays with “color, speed, and clarity” (The Boston Municipal Intelligencer). The New York Times has described him as a “performer of near-superhuman prowess.” The program for his performance in Tryon features works by Alexander Scriabin, Sergei Prokofiev, Samuel Feinberg, and Franz Schubert.

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Hamelin’s 2019-2020 season included performances at Carnegie Hall in addition to recitals in Montreal, Berlin, Seattle, Florence, Salzburg, Istanbul, and Wigmore Hall in London. He debuted at the Orchestre de Paris with Alan Gilbert conducting the Ravel Concerto for the Left Hand and played the Schoenberg Concerto with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin.


His most recent recordings include Schubert’s Piano Sonata in B-Flat Major and Four Impromptus, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Concerto for Two Pianos with Lief Ove Andsnes, and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. His discography of over sixty recordings includes concertos and works for solo piano by Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, and Shostakovich.


Hamelin was honored with the 2014 ECHO Klassik Intrumentalist of Year (Piano) and Disc of the Year by Diapason Magazine and Classica Magazine for this three-disc set of Busoni: Late Piano Music and an album of his own compositions, Hamelin: Études. He received a lifetime achievement award from the German Record Critics’ Association. Born in Montreal, he is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Québec, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada.


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Marc-André Hamelin