A 5th concert to mark the 5th anniversary of winning his prize in Warsaw
Only a few weeks after announcing Quebec pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin’s four upcoming recitals, Bourgie Hall is pleased to announce a fifth concert on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 7.30 p.m. This concert will be presented in addition to those on October 6, 7, 26, and 27, which are already sold out.
On October 20, 2015, Charles Richard-Hamelin was awarded Second Prize at the prestigious International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, which paved the way for a stunning international career. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of this achievement, he will offer his loyal Bourgie Hall audience a recital including the extraordinary work that is Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Op. 28, and to complement the programme, he will also perform Brahms’ Klavierstücke, Op. 76.
Charles Richard-Hamelin stands out on the international music scene as a “highly sensitive” pianist (Gramophone), driven by “a great depth of feeling without the slightest condescension” (Le Devoir). As a performer, he is recognized as “versatile, multi-dimensional and enticingly lyrical, a technician of exceptional elegance and sophistication” (BBC Music Magazine). In 2015, he received the Silver Medal at the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw and the Krystian Zimerman Prize for best performance of a sonata. He also won Second Prize at the Concours musical international de Montréal, and Third Prize and the Special Prize for best performance of a Beethoven sonata at the Seoul International Music Competition in South Korea. A soloist and sought-after guest of some of the world’s most renowned orchestras and classical music festivals, Charles Richard-Hamelin has released six albums, all on the Analekta label. All of these albums have been lauded by critics and garnered multiple awards.
Tickets for the additional performance are on sale directly via bourgiehall.ca or by calling the Museum box-office, 514 285-2000, option 1.