French-Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin’s flourishing international career sees him appearing throughout North America, Europe, Australasia and the Far East. He made his name playing rare and adventurous repertoire, and has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony, the London Philharmonic, The Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the BBC Scottish Symphony, the Singapore Symphony, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Melbourne Symphony and many others.
Hamelin has received nine Grammy nominations. His latest solo release Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol 2, follows up the critically acclaimed first instalment. Marc-André Hamelin was recently presented with a lifetime achievement prize by the German Record Critic’s Award (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik) and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2003 and a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Québec in 2004; he is also a member of the Royal Society of Canada.