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 – in concert and on disc. Join the Erie Philharmonic and the Jefferson Society as Hamelin, an international presence in the classical music world, presents an hour-long moderated Q & A and mini-performance hosted by Music Director Daniel Meyer.
Marc- André Hamelin is a world-renowned pianist and composer recognized worldwide for the originality and technical proficiency of his performances of the classic repertoire. Born in Montreal, Mr. Hamelin was honored with the 2014 ECHO Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year (Piano) and Disc of the Year by Diapason Magazine and Classica Magazine for his three disc set of Busoni: Late Piano Music; and an album of his own compositions, Hamelin: Études, which received a 2010 Grammy nomination (his ninth) and a first prize from the German Record Critics’ Association. He was also the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the German Record Critic’s 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.