Aussie pianist wins big in Montrealmain
Jayson Gillham, 27, has taken first prize at the Montreal International Music Competition with a finals performance of the Beethoven G major concerto.
l-to-r: Annika Treutler (3rd), Gillham, Charles Richard-Hamelin (2nd)
Is Charles Richard-Hamelin any relation to Marc-Andre Hamelin?
I am watching his performance in the preliminary round of the 2015 Chopin competition & the same question also arose in my mind.
The only clue I could find was a comment on Youtube which asked, “Do you find it inconvenient to be a pianist named ”Hamelin”? It sounds like the writer believes the two are not related.
He is a nephew of Marc-André Hamelin – See M-A H’s website. Now two great pianists called Hamelin – double lucky.
According to Charles Richard-Hamelin himself, they are not related.
Besides, the hyphenation is different: Marc-Andre Hamelin vs. Charles Richard-Hamelin