Patrick Lee Hebert
Musician, Composer, and Music Teacher in Alcoa, Tennessee
Pianist Patrick Lee Hébert has been gaining recognition as one the hottest new solo contemporary artists of his time. Hailed as "fresh" and "energetic", his dynamic concert programs are highlighted by his effortless virtuosity, natural musicianship and an engaging manner with audiences worldwide. These attributes have earned him a busy schedule of solo engagements, as well as many duet performances with guitarist Chris Lonsberry. Classically trained, Mr. Hébert expresses himself through a variety of contemporary styles and self-compositions with decided influences from the Masters.
Mr. Hébert's music has been described as "introspective", "contemplative" and can vary in style from "a slow, gentle vignette" to "intensely passionate with rolling arpeggios and crashing bass lines". He derives much of his inspiration from works of fine art, nature, and poetry, as Mr. Hébert himself is a published poet and twice winner of the Diamond Homer award.
In addition to the several concert tours taking him throughout North America, Patrick Lee Hébert is also the founder of Highland Piano Studios, an independent contemporary music label, consulting firm, and full-service music teaching center. Mr. Hébert's teaching methods and individually crafted programs have earned him a distinctive set of pupils and has made him a highly sought after teacher in New England and the Tennessee area.
Mr. Hébert has enjoyed a rising solo career with four solo recordings that highlight his technical prowess and conveys a spiritual connection with the artist. In addition to his solo works, Mr. Hébert has also released a compilation of duo works with guitarist Chris Lonsberry under the title Reverie.
Mr. Hébert was born and raised outside of Manchester, New Hampshire and attributes much of his imagery to his upbringing in a rural New England town. Mr. Hébert began studying piano at age 11, and quickly progressed through a dedication to the piano, and with the tempered instruction offered by his teachers. As his style progressed, so did his ability to interact with an audience. "He not only announces the works to be performed, but gives a commentary on the feelings conveyed by the piece. He delivers an introspective view of the inspiration for the work, and then with a fine display of impressive technical skill and emotions, he makes the audience feel the inspiration for themselves."