An Encore: The “Minute Waltz”
Marc-André Hamelin (b. 1961) is a Canadian virtuoso pianist and a composer, born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. No piece is too difficult for him. He has often praised the nun who taught him how to play the piano. His father should also be praised.
He is a graduate of L’École Vincent-d’Indy, in Montreal, and then studied at Temple University in Philadelphia.
He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, a fine location, with his second wife, Katie Fuller, a pianist and WGBH classical music broadcaster.
I need not tell you that Marc-André has a sense of humour.
The Minute Waltz is Frédéric Chopin’s Op 64, No 1.
Love to everyone 💕
© Micheline Walker
4 January 2019