Main Series 3

Bergmann Piano Duo

Bergmann Piano Duo

Sunday, January 21, 2018
7:30 PM

Muttart Hall | Alberta College Conservatory of Music
10050 MacDonald Drive NW
   Edmonton, AB | Parking

$35 Adult | $25 Senior [65+]  |  $10 Student | BUY TICKETS

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  (1756-1791)
arr. Ferruccio Busoni

Magic Flute Overture

Johannes Brahms  (1833-1897)
Haydn-Variationen Op. 56b

Leonard Bernstein  (1918-1990)
arr. Marcel Bergmann

Selections from West Side Story   

Marcel Bergmann  (b. 1965 )
Urban Pulse (2005)
*Commissioned by The Murray Dranoff Foundation for the 10th Dranoff International Two Piano Competition

Dave Brubeck  (1920-2012)
arr. Marcel Bergmann 
Blue Rondo à la Turk

Astor Piazzolla  (1921-1992)
arr. Marcel Bergmann


Egberto Gismonti  (b. 1947)
arr. Marcel Bergmann

Recognized in the press as “a piano duo extraordinaire with keyboard skills of the first order and impeccable musicianship” (The Calgary Herald), the Bergmann Piano Duo has recorded numerous CDs for the Arktos, Koch International, Brilliant Classics, Naxos and ARS labels. Their Naxos release of the two-piano music of William Bolcom was reviewed in BBC music magazine as having “delicious take-offs of Latin American salon music, plus ragtime and cakewalk pieces.”

Their programmes draw from an extensive repertoire, ranging from the baroque to the contemporary. They incorporate numerous arrangements and original compositions by Marcel Bergmann, who writes in a “uniquely original voice that straddles the best of the classical and jazz worlds.” (The Miami Herald)

The Bergmann 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 addition to their performing careers, Elizabeth and Marcel are Directors at the Langley Community Music School where they also teach. They have served on faculty at Mount Royal University and University of Calgary.