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Episode Info: 060 Marc-André Hamelin: Musical Offering In this episode, I discuss with international piano soloist and composer Marc-André Hamelin! Among many other topics, we discuss his philosophy about performing, how he approaches solving problems, the wonderful reason he prefers to play by memory, how important curiosity has been in his career, and the importance of living a full life and be exposed to culture. Marc-André also elaborates on: The practicing habits he had at a young age The importance of developing the aptitude to solve problems of becoming your own teacher His advice on memorization Score or no score, that is the question His simple practice “priming” His current interest in Faure’s music and how he dives in the topic His favorite tool in the practice room: the score! His idea of the ideal concert: you will all agree with him! Why he strongly believes in practicing slowly Marc-Andre is an incredible artist and human being and I am so very happy and honored to have him on the podcast today! I know that you’ll be inspired by his insight and wisdom!     Don’t forget to visit the Mind Over Finger Resources’ page to check out amazing books recommended by my podcast guests, as well as my favorite websites, cds, the podcasts I like to listen to, and the practice and podcasting tools I use everyday!  Find it here:!   And join the Mind Over Finger Book Club in the Tribe!  We meet HERE, and we’ll begin 2020 with The Inner Game of Golf by Tim Gallwey!   Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to get your free guide to a super productive practice using the metronome!  This guide is the perfect entry point to help you bring more mindfulness and efficiency into your practice and it’s filled with tips and tricks on how to use that wonderful tool to take your practicing and your playing to new heights! TURN THE METRONOME ON AND START PRACTICING BETTER AND LEARNING FASTER RIGHT NOW!  GET YOUR FREE METRONOME GUIDE TODAY AT!!!!     MORE ABOUT MARC-ANDRÉ: Website:   YouTube: Click here to catch amazing performances and interviews with Marc-André Facebook:   “A performer of near-superhuman technical prowess” (The New York Times), pianist Marc André Hamelin is known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries – in concert and on disc – earning him legendary status as a true icon of the piano. Mr. Hamelin begins the 19/20 season performing the Brahms Piano concerti with the Orchestre Métropolitain and Yannick Nézet-Séguin at Le Festival de Lanaudière, and the world premiere of Ryan Wigglesworth’s piano concerto at the BBC Proms, led by the composer. Other summer appearances include recitals at ...
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