MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin will perform in place of Ivan Moravec in the Concert Hall at the Middlebury College Center for the Arts at the same time and on the same date as the originally scheduled concert?8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13. Moravec, who is also a pianist, has cancelled his United States tour due to illness. Hamelin will perform works by Isaac Albeniz.
Hamelin is internationally renowned for his musical virtuosity. Perhaps best recognized for his attention to lesser-known composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, he is equally at home with the standard repertoire. Hamelin has given recitals in numerous cities around the world, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, New York, Paris, Vienna and Washington.
On July 21, 2003, The New York Times dubbed Hamelin an "excellent pianist," reporting, "In the Schumann he captured the distinctive German blend of complexity and sentiment in readings now fiery, now intensely internal."
Tickets to the Feb. 13 Moravec concert will be honored for Hamelin's performance. The Middlebury College Center for the Arts is on South Main Street (Route 30). For further information about the concert, please contact the Box Office at www.middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-6433.
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