Creation plays a large role in my professional life. A transfer of knowledge occurs between my work as a pianist, as a composer and as a pedagogue. Composition, however, is the musical practice which connects me most to my musical passion. It gives me great pleasure to share a part of this musical universe with you!
Several of my compositions have been played in concert. My piece Scordatura, a 6-minute solo cello piece, was awarded second prize from the SOCAN Fondation Awards for Young Composers in the category Pierre Mercure in 2005. Scordatura was performed first in 2004 in a new music concert at the University of Laval in Quebec City.
Other pieces that were unveiled in concert include some of my jazz leadsheets (Bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, et Pour nous autres), various ensemble pieces (Merlin sous la pleine lune, for trumpet and piano) and solo piano pieces (Progression, very first composition at the age of 11).
I would strongly recommend this expressive and refreshing piece to my students- a piece to use in my next program!
-Gabriel Mc Cann, Horn player of the concert of 2007, Montreal