Marc–André Hamelin (CAN)
Thursday 29 August 19:00
Canadian Marc-André Hamelin’s last three performances at the festival have been characterised by sublime piano playing and complete harmonic control. This year, he will surprise and delight the audience with a program that includes Charles Trenet’s song Boum! as part of his piano arrangement.
Hamelin has been nominated eleven times for a Grammy; most recently for a recording of Stravinsky’s Right of Spring.
Marc-André Hamelin’s program:
Fantasy in C major Op. 17
Six arrangements of songs from the repertoire of Charles Trenet:
Coin de rue – Vous oubliez votre cheval – En avril à Paris – Boum! – Vous qui passez sans me voir – Ménilmontant
Nocturne no. 6 in D flat major Op. 63
Polonaise no. 7 in A flat major Op. 61 ’Polonaise-fantasy’
Scherzo no. 4 in E major Op. 54