Marc-André Pépin

Marc-André Pépin

Québec city

Marc-André Pépin is a Canadian composer and pianist. In 2008, he released “Songs Without Words”, his first CD, a collection of twelve original compositions.

At the end of 2010, a second CD entitled “Rendez-Vous” was launched. This album received a nomination in the Best Instrumental Album of the Year category at the ADISQ gala 2011.

In fall 2013, he released his third album “Variable Skies”. As a member of the international co-op of piano artists “Enlightened Piano Radio”, he had the privilege to participate to the “Enlightened Piano Radio Awards Ceremony and Concert” at Carnegie Hall in October 2015.

In 2018, two albums were released in collaboration with Musica Ficta Productions.
The first one, “Tempus Fugit”, was out in February 2018. The album was also nominated in the Best Instrumental Album of the Year category at the ADISQ Gala 2018. In November, a Christmas album entitled “Silent Nights” was released containing 16 variations for piano of the famous melody composed by Franz Xaver Gruber “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht”.

In 2020, during the break imposed by the pandemic, he finished composing and recording a new album entitled “Hibernation”, kind of metaphor for what we experienced during this period.

In 2022, he released “Pirouettes” a playful piano track as part of a compilation album, a project initiated by New Age Music Planet and bringing together 20 artists from all over the world.

Recorded with the “Budapest Scoring Orchestra”, a symphonic suite titled “Arômes de jazz” (Aromas of Jazz) was released on CD in March 2023.

His influences stem mainly from classical music and range from Bach to Schoenberg. He also loves music of contemporary composers such as André Gagnon, Michel Legrand, Ennio Morricone and Ludovico Einaudi.

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