Tryon Concert Association presents Marc-André Hamelin

Published 10:02 am Monday, November 8, 2021

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Tryon Concert Association is pleased to present Marc-André Hamelin, pianist. Mr. Hamelin will perform at TFAC on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 7:30 in the evening.


Mr. Hamelin will present C.P.E. Bach’s Suite in E Minor, Wq 62/12; Sergei Prokofiev’s Sarcasms, Op. 17; Alexander Scriabin’s Sonata No. 7, Op. 64 (“White Mass”); and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major (“Hammerklavier”). This diverse and exciting program is typical of Mr. Hamelin’s mixing of “rare gems” with audience favorites.

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This French-Canadian pianist is known for his sensitivity and curiosity as well as his formidable technique and deep insight into his choice of music. His “incredible feats of dexterity, memorization and musical élan are dazzling,” one reviewer has written. “He is not only a pianist’s pianist; he is a music lover’s pianist.”


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 Instrumentalist 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.


More information is available online at the Tryon Concert Association website,


Submitted by Anne De Sutter