Charles Richard-Hamelin performs Chopin
IN HONOR OF THE 100th ANNIVERSARY
OF POLAND REGAINING ITS INDEPENDENCE
Maison symphonique de Montréal
Concert presented by
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Kent Nagano, conductor
Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano
Chopin, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor, op. 21
Bartók, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106**
R. Strauss, Serenade in E-flat major, op. 7*
Chopin, Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor, op. 11
*October 12 concert only
** October 11 and 14 concerts only
Grands Preconcert Talk
Georges Nicholson speaks to Kent Nagano, Conductor and Pierre Beaudry, musician
October 11, 7p.m.
October 12, 6 p.m.
October 14, 1:30 p.m.
OSM Young Ambassador’s “l’Après” cocktail
Silver medalist and laureate of the Krystian-Zimerman award for best performance of a sonata at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, Charles Richard-Hamelin has achieved recognition as one of the most important pianists of his generation. He also won second prize at the Montreal International Musical Competition, as well as third prize and the special award for best performance of a Beethoven sonata at the Seoul International Music Competition in South Korea. Winner of the Prix d’Europe in 2011 and Révélation Radio-Canada 2015-2016, he also received the prestigious Career Development Award of the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto in April 2015. Mr. Richard-Hamelin has appeared at prestigious festivals far and wide, including the Prague Spring Festival, La Roque-d’Anthéron in France, the “Chopin and his Europe” Festival in Warsaw, and the Lanaudière International Festival in Canada. As a soloist, he has performed with large ensembles such as the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Orchestre Métropolitain, Les Violons du Roy, I Musici de Montréal, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of the Polish Radio, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, OFUNAM (Mexico), Korean Symphony
Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra. Highlights of Charles Richard-Hamelin’s 2018-2019 busy season include three tours in Asia (Japan, Korea and China), a recording of the second volume of Beethoven’s complete sonatas for piano and violin with OSM Concertmaster Andrew Wan, a recording of Chopin’s two concertos with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal conducted by Kent Nagano, a solo recording of works by Chopin, and over 75 concerts in Canada, Asia, Europe, and the United States.
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