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Marc-André Pépin


Composer, pianist

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Bio
Two years after recording his first album, pianist Marc-André Pépin returns with his second solo album called Rendez-vous. This composer was born in Beauce, Quebec, Canada. He began playing piano at the age of eight and has been composing ever since. He has one foot firmly planted in the world of music and the other in science. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Laval University in Quebec City, while at the same time studying composition under Alain Gagnon. He also received a Bachelor’s degree in music from Université de Montréal, where he studied under André Prévost and Serge Garant. In spite of a professional life geared towards science and engineering, Marc-André’s passion for playing, composing, teaching, and performing music has never abated.

In 2008, he released his debut album Chansons sans paroles/Songs Without Words, a collection of 12 original compositions. The album was played on radio stations across Canada and throughout he world. Its success landed him his first recital -- in 2009 at Quebec’s Centre d’Art La Chapelle -- which was dedicated entirely to his music. He primarily gives private recitals. His influences stem mainly from classical music, with a particular fondness for Bach, Beethoven and Bruckner. He also loves movie scores: Ennio Morricone, Jerry Goldsmith and Philippe Sarde.

Website
www.marcandrepepin.com
www.myspace.com/marcandrepepin

Discography
Rendez-vous (2010)
Chansons sans paroles / Songs Without Words (2008)

SOCAN Connection
Member since 2008