Topic: Andre Gagnon
André Gagnon O.C. was born 1 August 1942 in St-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada. A Canadian musician and composer he shifted from a classical musical style to a more contemporary style in the mid-1970s with beautiful instrumental albums such as Neiges. Gagnon played the piano as a child and began writing short pieces at six. In 1969 André Gagnon gave up accompanying to devote himself to a career as soloist, composer, and arranger. Gagnon developed a large following in Japan and recorded and re-released many albums for the Japanese market under the RCA Victor label, during the next 15 years. He first toured that country in 1991, returning seven times 1996-2003. He recorded his Noël album with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in 1992, and collaborated again in 1994 with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, recording Romantique.
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