Cameron Crozman and Charles Richard-Hamelin

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  • 16 July 2022
  • 19:30
  • L’Entrepôt 2901 Bd Saint-Joseph Lachine, QC H8S 4B7
  • Free admission (ticket required) | Suggested donation: 10$

Cameron Crozman, cello and Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano. Two internationally renowned Québec musicians offer you performances of masterpieces by Chopin, Franck and Britten.

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Cello Suite, No. 3, opus 87
Introduzione: Lento
– Marcia: Allegro
– Canto: Con Moto
– Barcarolla: Lento
– Dialogo: Allegretto
– Fuga: Andante espressivo
– Recitativo: Fantastico
– Moto perpetuo: Presto
– Passacaglia: Lento solenne

Benjamin Britten
(1913 – 1976)

Prélude, Aria, et Final, pour piano, FWV 23 (1886)    




César Franck 

Sonate pour violoncelle et piano
en sol mineur, opus 65

Allegro moderato in G minor
– Scherzo in D minor, Trio in D major
– Largo in B-flat major
– Finale. Allegro in G minor, ending in G major
Frédéric Chopin
(1810 – 1849)




A cellist endowed with “a rich imagination and a quick wit” (Diapason), Cameron Crozman established himself as one of Canada’s rising stars. Named “Classic Revelation” 2019-20 by Radio-Canada, he regularly performs in North America and Europe, both in large halls including the Philharmonie de Paris or the National Arts Center in Canada and in places unusual like the “Qidi Vidi” brasserie in Saint-John’s. Playing as a soloist with the great Canadian orchestras, he also shares the stage with eminent musicians, including James Ehnes, Augustin Hadelich, André Laplante and James Campbell.

After studying with Paul Pulford in Canada, Cameron perfected his skills at the Paris Conservatory in the class of Michel Strauss and Guillaume Paoletti, where he obtained his Cello Prize with the congratulations of the jury. He continued his studies at the Conservatory and obtained a chamber music prize (class of Claire Désert and Ami Flammer) and he was also a laureate of the Class of Excellence 2016-17 of Gautier Capuçon at the Louis Vuitton Foundation.

Fully committed to music innovation, Cameron constantly imagines new ways to share his art with the world. He undertakes artistic direction projects by setting up new chamber music festivals in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and in Lliria in Spain (a UNESCO city of music). Holding an Artist-Performer Diploma in creation and contemporary repertoire, he creates many pieces dedicated to him and commissions new pieces from Canadian composers including Allan Gordon Bell, Kelly-Marie Murphy, Alexina Louie and Liam Ritz. He is also passionate about teaching and offers master classes at the Rainier III Academy in Monaco, the Mount Royal University Conservatory in Calgary and the Victoria Conservatory among others.

Cameron recorded albums on the critically acclaimed ATMA Classique and Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo labels and was heard regularly on CBC/Radio-Canada and Radio-France. His first album Cavatine is recorded with the Stradivarius cello “Bonjour” built c. 1696 and is followed by a disc of the Suites de Britten launched in Monaco in the presence of the Princess of Hanover. His latest release, Tapeo, presents a varied program of short pieces inspired by Spain evoking an evening of “musical tapas”. His performances have also been recorded and broadcast by and Radio Classique.

Cameron is very grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts, the Sylva Gelber Foundation and CBC/Radio-Canada for their support of his various projects. He currently plays on the Spanish cello “El Tiburon” from ca. 1769, attributed to Joannes Guillami of Barcelona, ​​generously loaned by the Instrument Bank of the Canada Council for the Arts.


Winner of the silver medal and the Krystian Zimerman Prize at the Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw in 2015, Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin stands out today as one of the most important artists of his generation. He also made a name for himself internationally in 2014 by receiving the second prize at the Concours musical international de Montréal and third prize at the Seoul International Music Competition. Charles Richard-Hamelin was the recipient of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec and the prestigious Career Development Award offered by the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto.

He has been invited to several major festivals such as La Roque d’Anthéron in France, the Prague Spring Festival, the “Chopin and his Europe” Festival in Warsaw and the Lanaudière Festival. As a soloist, he has been heard with over fifty ensembles including the major Canadian symphony orchestras (Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Metropolitan, Quebec, Edmonton, Calgary…) as well as with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, OFUNAM (Mexico), Les Violons du Roy and I Musici de Montréal. He has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Kent Nagano, Antoni Wit, Vasily Petrenko, Jacek Kaspszyk, Aziz Shokhakimov, Peter Oundjian, Jacques Lacombe, Fabien Gabel, Carlo Rizzi, Alexander Prior, Giancarlo Guerrero, Christoph Campestrini, Lan Shui and Jean -Marie Zeitouni. A graduate of McGill University, the Yale School of Music and the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, he studied with Paul Surdulescu, Sara Laimon, Boris Berman, André Laplante and Jean Saulnier.

On record, Charles Richard-Hamelin has released almost ten albums, all released on the Analekta label. In 2015, he first recorded remarkable interpretations of Chopin’s late works. Launched in 2016, his second album brought together works by Beethoven, Enescu and Chopin, recorded in concert at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec. His discography was then enriched with three albums, one devoted to the first part of the complete sonata for violin and piano by Beethoven, recorded with the concertmaster of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Andrew Wan, the second taken from the concert recording of the two concertos for piano and orchestra by Chopin, with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal under the direction of Kent Nagano and the third, the complete Ballads and Impromptus by Chopin. His recent collaboration with Les Violons du Roy led to the publication of a Mozart album (piano concertos no. 22 and 24) under the direction of Jonathan Cohen. These albums have received awards and enthusiastic reviews from leading music critics.

More recently appeared the second volume of his complete sonatas for violin and piano by Beethoven with Andrew Wan, as well as a new Chopin recital, presenting the 24 Preludes, the Andante spianato and the Great Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22.



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