Summer 2020

The piece – Mauve -, entered the competition of piano compositions Fidelio in Spain, has already reached the third round of this international competition in which participate composers of over 40 countries throughout the world.

Weekly performances were given in May and June via teleconferencing tools, but other shows had to be cancelled due to Covid 19.

Uncertainty is over : performances will be given as scheduled on the grand piano of the beautiful Auberge-spa du Portage in the Kamouraska area (province of Québec), from July 5th to July 20th (break on the 13th).

Year 2020

After awesome moments with the nature around on the St. Lawrence River, the new year brought the overwhelming coronavirus pandemic. By chance, piano playing never stopped through the use of the most recent technological tools. It was even possible to play in rooms occupied by people at the end of their life.

The video The Wave (La Vague, La Ola, Die Weile) has now been viewed over 200 000 times. Scheduled shows for this summer are on hold.

picture of Pierre playing the piano in front of the St. Lawrence river
Harmony between nature and music
picture of Pierre and Danielle Béchard at a performance in July 2019
With Danielle Béchard (Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Fantastica) after a circus performance featuring Le Pierrôt

Summer 2018

Two new videos are in the making and will be added to the already existing : « La Vague » (90 000 views in Youtube) and « Le Chat ». Life events remain an inspiration source more than ever. Thus, there are more than enough compositions worthy of an album. The challenge is to end up with impeccable recordings.

A number of intimate concerts are planned for the fall in the Ottawa region.

This summer, there will be performances in Kamouraska (café Côté Est, located on the bank of the majestic St.Lawrence seaway) on July 5th and 6th. Also, after a successful series of concerts at the prestigious Auberge de Notre-Dame-du-Portage in 2017, the experience will be repeated this year, from July 8th to 22nd (except July 16th). For more details, please contact these facilities.

Auberge du Portage
Auberge du Portage, Municipalité de Notre-Dame-du-Portage, Québec
Kamouraska
Kamouraska

The musical journey continues to be taken to a palliative care center. This also includes private concerts on demand. Also, radios stations like the prominent Radio-Classique, pursue broadcasting of compositions such as « Mauve », « Le Chat », « Comme un Bourgeon » and last but not least « La Vague », added recently. Apps like iTunes, Deezer, Spotify, etc. are still attracting visitors. The website preserves its vocation as the place of choice with its rich content.

Spring and summer 2017

Canadian (Stingray Music), Quebec (Radio-Classique) and European radio stations continue to honour the various pieces from all albums. Also, radio in the USA, via AT&T has also begun to diffuse these original compositions. While the website remains the corner stone, the musical platforms like iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and the likes allow a larger access to audiences.

After some concerts in the Ottawa region and in Trois-Rivières, July will be mainly dedicated to «saline» piano, in Notre-Dame-du-Portage, facing the awesome St. Lawrence river. This will be a new experience as resident pianist. Videos remain popular (« La Vague » has had 65 000 views in less than a year and a half).

Auberge du Portage
Auberge du Portage, Municipalité de Notre-Dame-du-Portage, Québec.

Another CD eventually? Perhaps another formula, more modern. It’s hard to say at this point. It’s easy to say however that inspiration remains very alive. «Vive la vie».

Summer 2016

« Vagues » had a successful start, many pieces being chosen by radio stations like Radio-Classique (Montreal and Quebec) that added « Le Chat » and « Comme un bourgeon » to its programming.

Pierre continues playing regularly in the Ottawa region and in bucolic areas of Quebec, including Kamouraska and Le Bic. Weekly playing in a palliative care centre remains an unparalleled inspiration.

Le Saint-Laurent, Kamouraska
Le Saint-Laurent, Kamouraska
Le Mange Grenouille, au Bic
Le Mange Grenouille, au Bic

Videos « La Vague » and « Le Chat » have been viewed over 45000 times on Youtube during the last six months.

All albums are now available with many apps like iTunes, Spotify, Shazam, etc.

Finally, a beautiful article published on Shakti Musique for the release of « Vagues » together with another article specifically dedicated to the track « La Vague ».