Master classes – Piano 2021 Master classes – Piano 2021

Master classES – Piano 2021


Witness Mari Kodama and Charles Richard-Hamelin’s unique passion for teaching 6 young Quebecois pianists, who will be performing music by Chopin and Beethoven.

Charles Richard-Hamelin and Mari Kodama are members of the Piano 2021 jury of the Concours musical international de Montréal.

Recognized the world over for their mastery of both composers’ works, they will give you a fascinating insight into their music.




with Mari Kodama


Japanese pianist Mari Kodama is deeply attached to the music of Beethoven. She has recorded all of his 32 sonatas on the Pentatone label. In this series of masterclasses, she explores music from the early, middle, and late periods of the great German composer.


Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op.2 No.3 (1794-1795)

1. Allegro con brio

Antoine Rivard-Landry, Université de Montréal


Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op.81a (1809-0819)

1. Das Lebewohl : Adagio – Allegro

Gabrielle Gagnon-Picard, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal


Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op.110 (1821-1822)

1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo

Tong Wang, Université McGill – École de musique Schulich    



with Charles Richard-Hamelin


Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin, laureate of the 2014 CMIM and winner of the silver medal at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 2015, has recorded five albums devoted to the music of Frédéric Chopin. In this series of master classes, he delves into the musical universe of the greatest Polish composer.


Mazurkas, Op. 33 

Zhan Hong Xiao, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal


Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35

1. Grave – Doppio movimento

Samuel Blanchette-Gagnon, Grand Prize of the CANIMEX Canadian Music Competition (2014)


Sonata No. 3 in B minor op. 58

1. Allegro maestoso

Yuyang Xie, Grand Prize of the CANIMEX Canadian Music Competition (2019)


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The Masterclasses were recorded at Bourgie Hall in Montréal on March 12, 2021, in collaboration with the CANIMEX Canadian Music Competition, the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, the Université de Montréal and McGill University’s Schulich School of Music.


The CMIM thanks its masterclasses partner

the Fondation Jeunesses Musicales Canada.