Marc-André Hamelin

Marc-André Hamelin’s 2014-15 season includes engagements with the Danish National Symphony, and the orchestras of Montreal, Los Angeles, Cleveland, New Jersey, Oregon, Seattle, Utah, and Vancouver. With the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, he plays the American premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Piano Concerto, a work Mr. Hamelin and Mr. Nézet-Séguin premiered last season in Rotterdam. In the spring of 2015, Mr. Hamelin plays the Haydn D major Piano Concerto on a ten concert North American tour with Les Violons du Roy.

Engagements abroad include a tour in France with the Orchestre National d'Île de France, Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto in Turin with Gianandrea Noseda, Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto with the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Liszt’s Second Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic in London, and recitals in Amsterdam, Berlin, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Lucerne, Moscow, and Munich. In America, he plays the Franck Piano Quintet on tour with the Takács Quartet, and solo recitals at the 92nd St. Y in New York, the Lied Center in Nebraska, Mills College in Oakland, and in Princeton, Toronto, Philadelphia, and El Paso.

Mr. Hamelin records exclusively for Hyperion Records. His most recent release is of Schumann's Waldszenen and Kinderszenen and Janáček's On the Overgrown Path. Other recent recordings include the late piano works of Busoni, Haydn concertos with Les Violons du Roy and Bernard Labadie, three double-disc sets of Haydn sonatas, a solo disc of works by Liszt, and an album of his own Études, which received a 2010 Grammy nomination (his ninth) and a first prize from the German Record Critics’ Association. Mr. Hamelin’s Études are published by Edition Peters. His complete Hyperion discography includes concertos and works for solo piano by such composers as Alkan, Godowsky, and Medtner, as well as Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann and Shostakovich.

Born in Montreal and a resident of Boston, Marc-André Hamelin is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the German Record Critics’ Association. 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. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2006.

(January 2015)