(Friday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Spectacular Quebecois pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin presents a program of Chopin, Debussy and Schumann (see below). A bonus this evening - Canadian musicologist Rick Phillips (CBC Radio's Sound Advice) opens the
Spectacular Quebecois pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin presents a program of Chopin, Debussy and Schumann (see below). A bonus this evening – Canadian musicologist Rick Phillips (CBC Radio’s Sound Advice) opens the event at 7 pm with a pre-concert talk; offered at no charge to ticket holders.
Originally from Lanaudière, Québec, Charles Richard-Hamelin studied with Paul Surdulescu, Sara Laimon, Boris Berman and André Laplante. He is a graduate from McGill University, the Yale School of Music, the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal and now works on a regular basis with pianist Jean Saulnier.
His first solo recording, which features late works by Chopin, was released in September 2015 on the Analekta label and received widespread acclaim from critics throughout the world (Diapason, BBC Music Magazine, Le Devoir) as well as a Felix Award (ADISQ). A second album, recorded live at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City with music by Beethoven, Enescu and Chopin, was released in the fall of 2016 and also had a very positive welcome (Gramophone, La Presse, The WholeNote).
“I had been waiting for such a performance since the beginning of the Competition. The man is every inch an artist, an extraordinarily mature musician who focuses on the beauty of Chopin’s works, which he performs with a high degree of consciousness. He is one of the few who can find a wise balance between the spirit of Chopin and his own individuality, which he demonstrated, for instance, in his masterful interpretation of the Ballade in A-flat major.” – Róża Światczyńska, Polish Radio 2 (October 7, 2015)
Bonus tonight! Join Rick Phillips of CBC Radio’s Sound Advice for a pre-concert talk at 7 pm. Offered to ticket holders at no extra charge.
Tickets: $39.82 + $5.18 (HST) = $45
CDs available for cash purchase
To purchase tickets, call 905 713-1818, or visit the Centre at 22 Church Street, Aurora
Pre-concert talk at 7 pm offered at no extra charge to ticket holders.
Please note that tickets are final sale – no refund or exchanges available.
January 18, 2019 program includes:
Chopin: Nocturne/Impromptus (he will advise which ones)
Debussy: Images Oubliées
Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise
More about Charles Richard-Hamelin
More about the pre-concert presenter Rick Phillips, CBC Radio’s Sound Advice
Rick Phillips (CBC Radio host of Sound Advice) will offer a pre-concert talk at 7 pm at no extra charge to ticket holders. Discover insights about Schumann and Chopin, particularly as they relate to tonight’s program by Charles Richard-Hamelin. Pre-concert talk starts at 7 pm sharp.