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Silver medalist and laureate of the Krystian Zimerman Prize at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Charles Richard-Hamelin impresses with his extremely refined playing and absolute musicality. The OSM and Maestro Nagano offer an emotionally contagious world-class performance that is in perfect harmony with the soloist. "It was with heart and discipline that each musician and artisan engaged with this adventurous project. I applaud the extraordinary work of solo pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin, whose bravura gave us two concertos in a single concert. A unique example of artistic and human collaboration, the result reflects remarkable fluidity and beauty " tells us Kent Nagano, Music Director of the OSM.

For their first recorded collaboration, the pianist and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, under the direction of Kent Nagano, are offering the album Chopin: Concertos Nos. 1 & 2. "This project is a real childhood dream come true. I feel extremely privileged to have immortalized this ideal collaboration with Maestro Nagano and to now be part of the rich discography of the OSM" says Charles Richard-Hamelin of this album recorded in concert at the Maison symphonique de Montréal in October 2018.

SEE theWholeNote piece on Hamelin titled; On Mentoring and More. Visible as this story's cover photo