The Valley Concert Society is pleased to announce its third masterclass for piano students to take place on
Saturday, February 22, 2020. The clinician is brilliant Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin.
Charles Richard-Hamelin is now regarded as one of Canada’s premiere pianists. He shot
to international stardom at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015 when he
won the Silver Medal and the Krystian Zimerman Prize for the best performance of a
sonata. This represents the best ever result for a Canadian pianist at this prestigious
competition. Richard-Hamelin has released several highly-acclaimed recordings. The first
volume of his Beethoven violin sonatas with Andrew Wan was nominated for a Juno
Award this past year.