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Bergmann Piano Duo – Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann

The Bergmann Piano Duo’s dynamic and energetic performances of uniquely eclectic programmes have inspired audiences for more than two decades. 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. The duo has appeared at international festivals including: MusicFest Vancouver, the celebrated Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the Banff Arts Festival, the Royal Bank Calgary International Organ Festival and Competition, the International Two Piano Symposium and Schubertiade, Miami, the Tage für neue Musik, Darmstadt, the Braunschweiger Kammermusik Podium and at the EXPO 2000, Hannover. 

They have made recordings for the CBC, for several stations of the ARD in Germany and for National Public Radio. The duo has recorded several CDs, which appear on the CordAria, Arktos, Koch International Classics, Naxos and Brilliant Classics labels. As founding members of the International Piano Quartet they had the opportunity to record Stravinsky’s Les Noces under the direction of Robert Craft at the Abbey Road Studios in London.  Their latest two releases on the Brilliant Classics label feature Marcel’s arrangement for 4 pianos of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells and a collection of minimal music for multiple pianos also featuring Marcel’s compositions. In 2013 the Bergmann's appeared at The Concertgebouw, in Amsterdam, in Munich and at the Salkind Duo Piano Festival.

The duo studied with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hannover and with Jean-Eudes Vaillancourt at the Université de Montréal. They received first prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Caltanissetta, Italy, and were laureates of The 4th Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition. In 1993 they became members of the young artists’ roster of Yehudi Menuhin-Live Music Now.

In addition to their performing careers they also enjoy teaching and working in other capacities in the music industry. Marcel is currently Professor of Music at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario and Elizabeth is Director of Concerts and Summer Programmes at Langley Community Music School. They have been on faculty at Mount Royal University and University of Calgary as well as being involved in various musical projects at The Banff Centre for the Arts. In 2004/2005, they served as Artistic Directors of The Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition and Foundation in Miami. They were members of the Calgary based group Land’s End Chamber Ensemble, recipients of the 2005 and 2006 Western Canadian Music Awards for Outstanding Classical Recording.

Committed to supporting the production of new repertoire, the duo has commissioned and premiered several works by Canadian composers. Their extensive repertoire ranges from the baroque to the contemporary and includes numerous own arrangements and compositions.

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"...opened with a lush reading of the Ravel reductions of "Nuages" and "Fêtes" from the orchestral Nocturnes by Debussy. Rich with colours and textures the glorious scene was presented with attention to the most minute and delicate details of the work".

- The San Francisco Classical Voice

"With Schubert's Lebensstürme, they displayed the whole spectrum of their artistry. Sometimes wildly passionate, sometimes intimate - they performed the dramatic work with such devotion, that the audience held its breath."

- Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

"…nothing escaped the fingers of piano duo extraordinaire Elizabeth and Marcel
Bergmann." - Calgary Herald

"The true highlight of this concert was the genuine artistry of the duo pianists, Marcel and Elizabeth Bergmann. This married couple play as one pianist with a supernatural sense of ensemble. They are both superb musicians and pianists able to infuse music with genuine, deeply felt expression."

- Music & Vision

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Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann have been performing together as a duo since 1989 and are winners of international competitions. They perform a wide variety of repertoire and styles internationally in concert and with orchestras. Their dynamic and energetic performances of uniquely eclectic programs have inspired audiences for more than two decades. Their recitals and concerts with orchestra and festival performances have taken them to many parts of the world, including the United States, Italy, Germany, Holland, Greece and Canada.

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