APPASSIONATA - MUSIC VIDEO

About André Lefebvre

Instrumental music allows us to feel more deeply, it is a perfect companion for quiet times, creativity, spirituality and comfort.

EARLY YEARS

Like most musicians growing up in a very musical family, I discovered the piano in my teen years. At age 12 I began playing by ear and the instrument quickly became a place of refuge. The piano was like a musical journal - a place to express feelings through creative sounds and musical experimentation. I create instrumental music because that's how music has become a language for me since age 12. It provided me with means of expression that went much further than words.

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Growing up in the 70's, I have explored a few streams of spirituality and it has always been part of my journey. It lead me to get involved in a local Christian church in the 1980s, playing piano on worship teams, leading worship times and starting a band with a friend.

During that time, my passion for the piano lead me to search for and begin an apprenticeship in tuning and repairing pianos in Montreal. I continued being active in leading worship throughout the later part of the 80's but began to focus more seriously on my own compositions as well, having discovered the emerging world of synthesizers.

SOLO PROJECTS

After a few projects in 1997-98 for an international ministry, I released my first solo album In 2000, titled Heartland Diaries, which received positive feedback, in particular for its ability to open the door for emotional healing and accompany individuals and small groups in times of prayer or restfulness. 

Heartland Diaries was followed by a contrasting CD titled Patmos, based on the book of Revelation. Part of it was used at the time in a local stage play presented on both an indoor and an outdoor setting. There are plans to complete a revision of this album in 2019.
 
Two more albums were then released: Quietude (2003) and Silence (2005), which are used to facilitate devotional prayer, be it in homes, churches, small groups and even in schools.
 
In 2018, a new album - Short Stories, a musical "personal diary" using personal compositions and themes I had carried for nearly 20 years. It was recorded as a solo piano project, in Laval, Quebec, Canada, 27 years ago.