Rendez-vous Two years after recording his first CD, pianist Marc-André Pépin returns with his second solo album called "Rendez-vous". The artist inspires us once again with twelve more of his own compositions that carry us from nostalgia to hope to joy within a few bars. "Rendez-vous" invites reflection. It harkens back to a world that resonates with emotion. "Each composition is an invitation to a rendez-vous, stimulating a desire to reach out to each other," explains Marc-André. "Each listener interprets the music's message according to his/her own imagination, feelings and history. What is important is that the mood creates a warm and unique setting," he added. Continuing in the spirit of his first CD released in 2008, "Songs Without Words", these very melodious compositions evoke images, stories and feelings, in a form close to song, with couplets and refrains. Classical and accessible, his music makes for an easy listening experience and creates a warm ambiance that induces relaxation, meditation and well-being. Biography Marc-André Pépin was born in Beauce, Quebec, Canada. He began playing piano at the age of 8 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. He also received a Bachelor's degree in music from Université de Montréal. 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 "Songs Without Words", his first CD, a collection of twelve original compositions. The album was played on radio stations across Canada and the world. The CD's 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 or performs at retirement homes. His influences stem mainly from classical music and range from Bach to Schoenberg, with a particular fondness for Bach, Beethoven and Bruckner. He also loves movie scores: Ennio Morricone, Jerry Goldsmith and Philippe Sarde.