FROM JAZZ TO TANGO
BERGMANN DUO – 2 Piano Duo
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015 ~ 2:00 PM
Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre
The Bergmann Piano Duo’s dynamic and energetic performances of uniquely eclectic programmes have inspired audiences for more than two decades. If you want artistic energy, international flair and captivating musicality, look no further than the Bergmann Duo. In this recital – the first in the Lougheed Centre featuring music written for two pianos – you will be treated to a level of performing that has garnered Marcel & Elizabeth Bergmann rave reviews in North America and Europe. From Gershwin to Marcel’s arrangements of jazz and tango music, you will find yourself transformed in a music making experience that will take your breath away!
Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann became a piano duo while studying with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hannover and later with Jean-Eudes Vaillancourt at the Université de Montréal. The Bergmann Duo’s CD productions include recordings for the Arktos, KochInternational, Brilliant Classics and Naxos labels. Their extensive repertoire ranges from the baroque to the contemporary and incorporates numerous own arrangements and compositions. Their recitals and concerts with orchestra have taken them to many parts of the world, including the United States, Italy, Germany, Holland, Greece and Canada. They garnered many awards such as first prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Caltanissetta, Italy and at The 4th Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition and have appeared at international festivals.
In addition to their performing careers they enjoy teaching and working in other capacities of the music industry. They are Directors at the Langley Community Music School and were recently named Associate Artistic Directors of White Rock Concerts. From 2009-2013 Marcel was Professor of Music at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. They have been on faculty at Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary, have been involved in various musical projects at The Banff Centre for the Arts and have served as Artistic Directors of The Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition and Foundation in Miami. For a decade they were members of the Calgary-based Land’s End Chamber Ensemble, winners of the 2005 and 2006 Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Classical Recording.
Partnering with and media sponsor CKUA radio network, the Lougheed Centre is proud to present the masterful Bergmann Duo presentation on Sunday Oct. 18th @2pm. The second concert in the RE/MAX® Classical Series, tickets for The Bergmann Duo are on sale now – Adults $18 / Senior (60+) and Students with ID $15. To purchase tickets, visit the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre website at www.camroselive.ca or call the box office at 780-608-2922.