Bourgie Hall presents

Andrew Wan & Charles Richard-Hamelin

The combined virtuosity and musical expressivity of OSM concertmaster Andrew Wan and pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin is as natural as it is captivating. These two phenomenal musicians will take the stage once more to present the third and final concert of their cycle of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas.

Canadian violinist, Andrew Wan studied with Masao Kawasaki and Ronald Copes at the Juilliard School. As a soloist, he has performed throughout the world under conductors including Vengerov, Petrenko, Labadie, Rizzi, Oundjian, Stern and DePreist, and has performed in concert with several artists, including the Juilliard String Quartet, Repin, Hamelin, Trifonov, Pressler, Widmann, Ax, Ehnes and Shaham. A consummate and accomplished musician, Andrew Wan is active as a soloist, chamber musician and as Concertmaster of the OSM. He also teaches at McGill University.

Silver medalist and laureate of the Krystian Zimerman Prize at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin is standing out today as one of the most important musicians of his generation. In 2014, he also won the second prize at the Montreal International Musical Competition and the third prize at the Seoul International Music Competition in South Korea. Charles is the recipient of the Order of Arts and Letters of Quebec and the prestigious Career Development Award offered by the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto.

Charles Richard-Hamelin

Photo: Elizabeth Delage

As a soloist, he has performed with more than fifty ensembles including the main symphony orchestras of Canada (Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Métropolitain, Québec, Edmonton, Calgary…) as well as with the Warsaw Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Korean Symphony Orchestra, OFUNAM (Mexico), les Violons du Roy and I Musici de Montréal. He has played under the baton of renowned conductors such as Kent Nagano, Antoni Wit, Vasily Petrenko, Jacek Kaspszyk, Aziz Shokhakimov, Peter Oundjian, Jacques Lacombe, Fabien Gabel, Bernard Labadie, Carlo Rizzi, Alexander Prior, Giancarlo Guerrero, Christoph Campestrini, Lan Shui and Jean-Marie Zeitouni. Charles Richard-Hamelin is a graduate from McGill University, the Yale School of Music, the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal and has studied with Paul Surdulescu, Sara Laimon, Boris Berman, André Laplante et Jean Saulnier.

Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23
Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer”
Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96

This performance is available March 5, 2021 at 7:30 pm and on-demand until March 12 at 11 pm.

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