I've got big news! My boyfriend and I are going to record a Christmas album for piano 4 hands, it should be available on the musical platforms as soon as mid-November; our artists' name will be "Twenty Thumbs and a piano"!
After a meeting that will take place at my house near July 6-7, 2022, three composers from Quebec will concoct a piano work for you inspired by three characters from the novel Une saison dans la vie d'Emmanuel, written by the late Marie-Claire Blais. What will we do with this piece? Concerts with illustrations drawn by an emerging artist that will be projected on a screen, and excerpts from the novel read by a storyteller already well known in Quebec, in addition to a recording in a professional studio in Montreal during the summer 2023! More information to come during the winter of 2022-2023. Stay tuned!
Finally, my album Ode au romantisme is out! For those who'd like to purchase it, you can, for now, reach out to me, or wait until end of January when it will be ready on music platforms. What is in there? The first mouvement of the sonata "Quasi una fantasia" op.27 no.2 from Ludwig van Beethoven, named "Au clair de lune"; three impromptus op.90 from Franz Schubert (the first, the second, and the fourth); the Arabesque op.18 from Robert Schumann; as well as the two rhapsodies op.79 from Johannes Brahms. It will be my pleasure to send you the album in the physical or virtual way!
I am very happy to announce that I will be recording a third album very soon! It will be named Ode au romantisme and will consist of four Impromptus op.90 from Franz Schubert, an Arabesque op.18 from Robert Schumann and two Rhapsodies op.79 from Johannes Brahms. The digital version will be in pre-sale between December 1st and 31st at 14.99$ and will be sent to you by the end of January 2022. I would like to thank profusely my nephew Julien Verardo who will lend me graciously his recording equipment, as well as my friend Laurence-Chan, piano teacher, who will help me refine my technique!
The cover of my new album, Hommage, was sent two days ago to the printer! You should receive it before the end of this week in person or beginning of next week by mail!
Thank you for your trust, it warms my heart!
Finally, my new album is out! I'm happy to invite you to my virtual launch, tonight February 13th at 7 PM on Facebook. The link to access it is on my home page. The ticket costs 5.49$ and the concert will be available a complete week, until February 20th! Hope to see you there!
Small change for the pre-sale of my Hommage disc: you will have access to the special price of $ 8 (digital) or $ 10 (physical) until the end of January! I have to postpone the release of my album for later, but don't worry, you can enjoy it very soon. This small delay is quite unintentional but necessary to satisfy you, dear public!
Have any idea of what's coming soon? A new album with film music and pieces from minimalist composers! By January 2021, you will have the pleasure to hear me play Yann Tiersen, Ludovico Einaudi, Mélanie Laurent and many others. You can pre-order from December 14th, 2020, until January 14th, 2021, at the very advantageous price of $ 8 for the digital album and $ 10 the physical album!
How do we do that? Send me a private message or chat with me!
On my personal profile and my professional Facebook page, you'll hear and see, in the next couple weeks, some chamber music with me on the piano. From Lennon to Saint-Saens, via Bach, you'll be served! I invite you to stay tuned:
- Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/mariepierre.labelle.5/
- Facebook professional page: https://www.facebook.com/mplabelle.musicopiano
- YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJq5Xhxp3CDGJWg-4nVETA
From March 28th to April 21st (except for a couple of days mid-April), I play a piano piece (or a couple of ones) every day around 4:30 PM live on my Facebook and Instagram accounts, as well as delayed on YouTube. I invite you to watch them:
- Facebook account : https://www.facebook.com/mariepierre.labelle.5/
- Instagram account : https://www.instagram.com/mplabelle/
Since COVID-19's crisis began, I stopped teaching at school Le Jardin Musical. I decided to build a clientele at home; I also took the decision to teach piano online during the health crisis. If you are interested in taking piano lessons, you can communicate with me in private, by sending me a message here or on my email address. I'm teaching on Tuesdays.
I'm officially back to work since January 12th! I teach piano at the musical school Le Jardin Musical on Mondays (starting at 1 PM), Thursdays (starting at 3 PM) and Sundays (starting at 9 AM), as well as at my place on Tuesdays (starting at 4 PM). I also work as a music therapist at Laval's Social Pediatric Center, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the morning.
A very merry Christmas time to all!
I will be available to answer your messages, except on December 24th, 25th and 26th, December 31st and January 1st, 2020, as well as from January 3rd to the 6th, 2020.