Quebec pianist CHARLES RICHARD-HAMELIN performs CHOSTAKOVICH with I Musici
To launch their first in-person concert at full capacity in more than two years, the Montreal chamber Orchestra: I Musici is proud to welcome the great Quebec pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin as well as the seasoned trumpeter Stéphane Beaulac, this Thursday, March 24th , at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at salle Pierre-Mercure of Center Pierre-Péladeau.
*** The concert will equally be made available via webcast from March 31st to April 17th .
Founded in 1983 by Yuli Turovsky, the Orchester de chambre I Musici de Montréal is made up of 15 exceptional musicians, whose varied repertoire spans from the 17th century to today. Jean-François Rivest, a recognized artist and teacher, has been its conductor since January 2021.
I Musici de Montréal performs and promotes original programming focusing on discovery, tradition and innovation in classical music.
For their up-coming March 24 recital, is a program that really stands true to the heart of the orchestra’s musical mission:
The evening will open with a selection from Brahms’s sweetLiebeslieder Waltzes ( 1,2,5,11 &17 ) followed by Chostakovich’s Concerto no 1, for piano and trumpet and finally his dynamic Quartet No.3, a piece that is filled with intense energy and that has been specially adapted by I Musici’s conductor Jean-François Rivest.
Charles Richard-Hamelin stands out on the international music scene as a “highly sensitive” pianist (Gramophone), driven by “a great depth of feeling without the slightest condescension” (LeDevoir). In 2015, he received the Silver Medal at the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw and the Krystian Zimerman Prize for best performance of a sonata. He also won Second Prize at the Concours musical international de Montréal, and Third Prize and the Special Prize for best performance of a Beethoven sonata at the Seoul International Music Competition in South Korea.
Richard-Hamelin has worked with renowned conductors such as Alexander Prior, Kent Nagano, and Jean-Marie Zeitouni, and performed as a soloist with notable orchestras around the world. Richard-Hamelin has recorded eight albums to date, all on the Analekta label.
Stéphane Beaulac has performed various concertos with the OM, I Musici de Montréal, the Orchester symphonique de Drummondville and the Hannaford Street Silver Band of Toronto, as a soloist.
From 2014 to 2017, he was a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra as third trumpet.
CHARLES RICHARD-HAMELIN AND CHOSTAKOVICH
March 24, 2022 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Under the direction of Jean-François Rivest with Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano Stéphane Beaulac, trumpet