Grammy-Nominated Pianist Performs at Texas Tech

Written by Kelly Kleinsteuber

Grammy-nominated pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Texas Tech University’s Hemmle Recital Hall.

Hamelin’s recital is part of Texas Tech’s Presidential Lecture and Performance Series which strives to enrich the educational experience and invest in the university. Highlights of his recent engagements include Beethoven’s Emperor concerto, Brahms’ 2nd and Rachmaninov’s 3rd.

“Hamelin’s virtuosity and dazzling performances have made him one of the most acclaimed pianists in contemporary times,” Mary Jane Hurst, coordinator for the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series, said. “Lubbock audiences are in for a great treat to be able to hear and see Hamelin in a live performance.”

Hamelin, a native of Montreal, began playing the piano when he was 5 years old. He has made a name for himself playing rare and adventurous pieces and has recorded more than 35 records under Hyperion Records.

Tickets are available through Select-a-Seat, (806) 770-2000. Prices are $12 for general admission and $3 for students.

Contact: Mary Jane Hurst, coordinator, Presidential Lecture & Performance Series, Texas Tech, (806) 742-2121,