The Romance of Chopin to Schumann

Sunday, March 3, 2019 | 3:30pm | Knox-Metropolitan United Church

With a special pre-concert performance at 3:00pm
Silver medalist and laureate of the Krystian Zimmerman award of the best sonata at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, Canadian Charles Richard-Hamelin is standing out as one of the most important pianists of his generation. Further awards include second prize at the Montreal International Musical Competition and an award for the best performance of a Beethoven sonata at the Seoul International Music Competition in South Korea.
Since then he has appeared in various prestigious festivals around the world and has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras in Canada including Montreal and Toronto, and world wide in Singapore, Hiroshima and Warsaw under the baton of renowned conductors such as Kent Nagano, Vasily Petrenko, Peter Oundjia, Carlo Rizzi, to name a few.
Originally from Lanaudière in Québec, Charles Richard-Hamelin is a graduate from McGill University, the Yale School of Music and the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal.

Schumann: Arabeske op. 18
Schumann: Fantasie op. 17
Debussy: Images (oubliées)
Chopin: Sonate pour piano no. 3 en si mineur op. 58

 “The man is every inch an artist, an extraordinarily mature musician…” – Polish Radio