Marc-Andre Hamelin
Born in Montreal Canada in 1961, Marc-Andre Hamelin earned his Bachelor's and Master's of music Degrees from Temple University in Philidelphia. He came onto the world concert scene with his win in the 1985 Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition.

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Now well established in both North America and Europe, Marc-André Hamelin has given recitals all over the world. Festival appearances include Blackheath Halls Pianoworks, Consonances,St Nazaire, Duszniki Chopin, Espoo, La Grange de Meslay en Touraine, Lanaudière, La Roque d’Antheron, Ruhr Piano Festival, Snape Maltings Proms, Schloss vor Husum Rarities of Piano Music and the Valldemossa Chopin Festival. Following the success of his June 1994 Wigmore Hall series Virtuoso Romantics, Marc-André Hamelin was invited to give recitals in the Wigmore Hall Masterconcert Series and the International Piano Series at the South Bank. He returned to the Wigmore Hall for a three-part series in June 1999 titled Exploration & Celebration.

Under an exclusive contract with Hyperion Records Marc-André Hamelin has recorded concertos by Alkan, Henselt, Korngold and Joseph Marx with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Live at Wigmore, discs of Alkan (Canadian Juno Award 1996), Catoire, Grainger (Soundscapes Award 1997, Australia), Liszt, Reger, Roslavets, Rzewski, 'The Composer-Pianists from Alkan to Hamelin' (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 1997 & 1998) and the complete sonatas of both Medtner and Scriabin. His recently issued recording of the epic Busoni Concerto, has received unanimous critical acclaim. Future releases include Schumann, Villa Lobos, Bernstein Age of Anxiety and the William Bolcom Concerto with the Ulster Orchestra. Just issued are the complete Godowsky '53 Studies on the Chopin Etudes'.

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