Concert with Conversation Performer Feature: Pianist Marc-André Hamelin

CMC is thrilled to welcome the widely beloved pianist Marc-André Hamelin back to our stage this month in a Concert with Conversation. This series, sponsored by San Francisco Performances, brings exceptional artists to CMC to give free, community concerts that also feature conversation with the audience.

Learn more about Hamelin below, and mark your calendars for his appearance on Friday, October 21 at 6:00pm!


Pianist Marc-André Hamelin at-a-glance:

From: Montreal, Quebec

Currently living in: Boston, Massachusetts

Married to: Cathy Fuller, pianist and WGBH classical music broadcaster

Age he began to play: Five

Best known for: His attention to lesser-known composers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century

Little known fact: Hamelin has written three pieces for player piano.

Our favorite kudos: 
“A true avatar of the piano” — Hyperion Records
“Is it possible for a pianist to be too good? If anyone faces jeopardy with that question, it’s Marc-André Hamelin.” — The New York Times

Home country honors:
– Officer of the Order of Canada: recognition by Her Majesty The Queen for outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation
– Chevalier de l’Ordre du Québec: the highest distinction given by the Québécois government
– Member of the Royal Society of Canada: the senior national, bilingual council of distinguished Canadian scholars, humanists, scientists and artists

andsneshamelin2xAnother opportunity to hear him in SF this year:
Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin, pianos

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:30pm
Herbst Theatre, SF
San Francisco Performances will present this two-pianos/four-hands recital featuring works by Debussy, Mozart and Stravinsky. Says SFP, ”…the combined talents of these frequent collaborators and friends create an exhilarating experience.”

Learn more:
Read his full bio.
View featured videos of his performances.
Visit his official website.