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About Charles Richard-Hamelin

Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin studied piano with Paul Surdulescu, Sara Laimon, Boris Berman, and André Laplante. He attended McGill University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 2011, and Yale University, where he received his master's degree in 2013. He won awards at the Montreal International Musical Competition and the Seoul International Music Competition, and took the silver medal and the Krystian Zimerman Award for Best Performance of a Sonata at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition. Richard-Hamelin has appeared as a soloist with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, I Musici de Montréal, Les Violons du Roy, the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, l'Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, and the Korean Symphony Orchestra, among other ensembles. He has recorded for Analekta and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute. ~ Blair Sanderson