Marc-Andre Hamelin

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Birthday
5, 1961
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
5, 1961 (age 58)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Virtuoso who specialized in obscure late 19th- and early 20th-century composers like Leo Ornstein and Georgy Catoire.

Before Fame

He studied at Temple University in Philadelphia. He received the Virginia Parker Prize in 1989.

Trivia

He composed a series of piano études that covered all of the minor keys.

Family Life

His father was a pharmacist by profession, but a pianist by passion. He introduced his son to composers like Alkan, Godowsky, and Sorabji.

Associated With

He preferred to perform the works of pianist-composers like Franz Liszt.