Pianist  Marc-André Hamelin's  unique blend of musicianship and virtuosity brings forth interpretations remarkable for their freedom, originality, and prodigious mastery of the piano's resources. A musician of broad musical interests and curiosity, Mr. Hamelin is renowned for his fresh readings of the established repertoire and his intrepid exploration of lesser known works of the 19th and 20th centuries – in concert and on disc.  Following his July 2011 performance at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival where Mr. Hamelin played Berg, Stockhausen, Ravel and Liszt, senior editor and critic James Oestreich from   The New York Times  wrote about him:

The pianist Marc-André Hamelin is fearless. No successful performer can afford to show fear from the stage, but with Mr. Hamelin, fearlessness is something more: a positive attribute, a confident calm that he exudes even while unleashing volcanic eruptions of sound and emotion. 

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