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Marc Andre Hamelin is a composer and pianist from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He has both Canadian and French nationalities. Born and raised in Quebec, the composer began taking classical training when he was five years old. He came from a family of music lovers who encouraged him to gain the expertise that would later on make him one of the most celebrated musicians of his time. He continues to hold concerts even today, be it as part of an orchestra, or as a solo artist. He has a string of performances planned for this summer for which Marc Andre Hamelin Tickets are up on sale.
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Hamelin first played the piano when he was just five years old. Although his father was a pharmacist, he loved music and was an amateur pianist himself. He would play the works of Sorabji and Alkan, Godowsky to his son. Thus Hamelin started to gain the knowledge of classical musicians, at an early age. While he was in Montreal, he attended the "Ecole de musique Vincent d’lndy", and then travelled to Philadelphia in the States to study at the Temple University. By 1989, he had won his very first honor, the Virginia Parker Prize.
In North America, he is quite well known as a concert pianist who holds recitals in most major cities. Apart from that, he also performs at festivals all over the world. His set at the "Bad Kissingen" was quite widely appreciated, as was his performance at Le Grange de Meslay. He has performed at countless other events and concerts as well. The "Snape Maltings Proms" was one particular event on which he received positive reviews from all critics in attendance. He has also travelled to Asia, and performed at the "Singapore Piano". In Paris, he was a hit at the "Chopin Festivals of Bagatelle". He also holds many recitals each year in Tokyo, and arranges an annual concert in Munich at Herkulessaal.
Other than a live performer, the pianist is also a studio recording artist. He is signed to the Hyperion recording company with whom he makes records of the works of many classical pianists. One of his most popular albums is his version of "Studies on Chopin’s Etudes" which is a well known work of Leopold Godowsky. For this recording, Hamelin received a Gramophone Magazine Instrumental Award. One of his goals as an icon of modern day musicians is to bring mainstream attention to the lesser known composers of the classical era. While many people are familiar with the works of Mozart and Beethoven, there aren’t many who would have heard of people like Gregory Catoire, Nikolai Roslavets or Leo Ornstein. These are the composers who were in no way lesser in quality of artistic prowess to the others, but did not manage to attain the same amount of public attention in their time. Thus Hamelin hopes to bring their name in the limelight now by playing and recording much of their work and performing them in his various concertos.
One of his most critically acclaimed works is the "Con Intimissimo Sentimento" which is a compilation of six key pieces which were originally the compositions of Ongaku No Tomo Sha. The way he performs his music however uses a different method to the one that other pianists apply. He does not usually take the help of other musicians to make his pieces shine. Instead, his main focus is the piano solo.
Hamelin works not only as a piano player, but as a composer as well. He has especially written a few pieces that are to be played with the piano. "Circus Galop" is one of his compositions that displays a great deal humor alongside technical ability. It was inspired by a C P E Bach work. In other tunes, however, he has joined hands with trumpet players. "Fanfares" is the perfect example of such a work in which his piano playing is accentuated by the addition of three trumpets.
Hamelin has won many honors for his work over the years. He performed at the Carnegie Hall where he won the first prize for International Competition for American Music. In 2008, he also won the Juno Award for one of his studio albums. In his latest concert, he will be performing tunes from this particular album. If you want to be a part of the upcoming performances then get your Marc Andre Hamelin tickets booked.
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