Aurora Cultural Centre Presents
Great Artist Music Series
Venue To Be Confirmed
6:45 pm Doors Open
7:00 pm Pre-Concert Talk
7:30 pm Concert
Timing note: Great Artist Music Series concerts start at 7 pm with a pre-concert talk followed by the concert.
Pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin makes a thrilling return to Aurora by popular demand!
Silver medalist and winner of the Krystian Zimerman Prize at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition, pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin has emerged as one of the most important pianists of his generation. Recipient of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec and of the prestigious Career Development Award conferred by the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto, he was awarded the Prix Denise-Pelletier in November 2022, becoming the youngest recipient in the history of the Prix du Québec.
The artist will begin the evening with a pre-concert talk at 7 pm with Rick Philips of CBC Radio’s Sound Advice.
Richard-Hamelin has been invited to a variety of major festivals, including La Roque d’Anthéron and the Nohant Festival in France, the Prague Spring Festival, the Chopin and his Europe Festival in Warsaw, the Lanaudière Festival and the George Enescu Festival in Bucarest. As a soloist, he has performed with many ensembles including the major Canadian symphony orchestras (Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Metropolitan, Quebec City, Edmonton, Calgary, etc.) as well as the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, OFUNAM (Mexico), Les Violons du Roy and I Musici de Montréal. In addition, he has performed under the baton of renowned conductors including Kent Nagano, Rafael Payare, Bernard Labadie, Antoni Wit, Vasily Petrenko, Aziz Shokhakimov and Peter Oundjian.
Charles Richard Hamelin records on the Analekta label. With 10 recordings to date, his most recent release is Schumann: The Three Violin Sonatas in collaboration with Andrew Wan, violin. Five of these recordings are dedicated to the solo piano works of Frédéric Chopin.
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