Marc-André Hamelin is an active solo and chamber musician. Notable performances include Mozart’s Piano Concerto, No. 27, with Kent Nagano and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto at the Hollywood Bowl with Stéphane Denéve and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He performed with Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras; Oregon, Seattle and Utah symphonies, and Danish National, New Jersey and Vancouver symphony orchestras.
During his 2014-15 the tour, Hamelin performed a variety of solo piano and chamber recitals both in America and Europe. Locations for these engagements include Amsterdam, Aspen, Berlin, Copenhagen, Birmingham, El Paso, France, La Roque d’Anthéron, Lucerne, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, Nebraska, New York, Oakland, Orford, Philadelphia, Portalnd, Princeton and Toronto.
Hamelin recently curated and performed a three-part series of solo recitals and chamber music hosted by San Francisco Performances, London’s Wigmore Hall, Celebrity Series of Boston and Antwerp’s deSingel; and partnered with the Pacifica and Takács Quartets, Emanuel Ax, Martin Fröst and Anthony Marwood. This celebration also included performances with the Chicago and Montreal symphony orchestras, New York Philharmonic and London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Hamelin records exclusively for Hyperion Records. His most recent release, Schumann’s Waldszenen and Kinderszenen and Janáček’s On the Overgrown Path, was the June 2014 Album of the Month in both Grammophone and the BBC Music Magazine. He recorded 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. Hamelin is 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.