Friday, January 25, 2013

Marc-Andre Hamelin Shriver Hall Concert Series Debut previewed in today's Baltimore Sun!

Posted by: sjacobsohn

Today's Baltimore Sun features a preview of Marc-Andre Hamelin's debut performance at Shriver Hall Concert Series. Sun critic Tim Smith opens the article by saying

There is no shortage of pianists with pristine techniques today. There is even a decent supply of polished pianists who possess the rarer attribute of musicality. But Marc-Andre Hamelin still stands out from the pack.

Critics have been known to sound more like fan club presidents when describing Hamelin performances, tossing off adjectives like "legendary," "fearless" and "electrifying," or even giving him the title "piano superhero."

Read the entire article here: http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bs-ae-arts-story-0125-20130124,0,5285349.story

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Stephen Jacobsohn was appointed Executive Director of SHCS in May 2009 and became the President in 2014. A conservatory trained cellist, he has performed across the globe and, before joining the Series, served in a variety of administrative roles for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from 2005-2009 .