October 24 – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
October 26 – Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
French-Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin is recognized for the technical polish of his performances and his interpretive elegance. He made his Cleveland Orchestra debut in April 2015 and most recently played here in November 2017. Mr. Hamelin appears in concert with major orchestras around the world and in chamber music and recitals and in festivals internationally. He began the 2019-20 season performing both Brahms piano concertos in Montreal. An exclusive Hyperion Records artist, Mr. Hamelin has a discography of more than 50 albums and has received nine Grammy nominations. His world premiere performances of concertos by Mark Anthony Turnage and Ryan Wigglesworth, along with his own compositions, attest to his wide repertoire and advocacy for new music. His honors include a lifetime achievement award from the German Record Critic’s Association, and being named an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Québec, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada. Beginning piano studies at age five, Mr. Hamelin attended Montreal’s École de musique Vincent-d’Indy and Philadelphia’s Temple University. For more information, visit www.marcandrehamelin.com.