Charles Richard-Hamelin


Photo by: Elizabeth Delage

Silver medalist and laureate of the Krystian Zimerman award for the best sonata at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, Charles Richard-Hamelin stands out as one of the most important pianists of his generation. As a soloist, he has performed with various ensembles, including the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Orchestre symphonique de Québec, OFUNAM (Mexico City), Orchestre Métropolitain, National Arts Center Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Violons du Roy, I musici de Montréal, Sinfonia Varsovia, and the Poznań Philharmonic.

He has played under the baton of renowned conductors such as Kent Nagano, Vasily Petrenko, Jacek Kaspszyk, Aziz Shokhakimov, Peter Oundjian, Jacques Lacombe, Fabien Gabel, Carlo Rizzi, Alexander Prior, Christoph Campestrini, Lan Shui, and Jean-Marie Zeitouni.

Charles Richard-Hamelin’s 2018-19 season is marked by three tours in Asia (Japan, Korea, and China), the recording of the second volume of Beethoven’s complete sonatas for piano and violin with Andrew Wan, the recording of Chopin’s two concertos with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal conducted by Kent Nagano, a solo recording of Chopin’s works and over 75 concerts in Canada, Asia, Europe, and the United States.