Sarah joins the Bergmann Piano Duo to perform an entertaining repertoire that features their acrobatic skills. They maneuver their way through a complicated choreography with up to six hands on one keyboard. Be prepared to have fun listening and watching!
The Bergmann Duo:
The Bergmann Piano Duo, described as artists who present “razzle-dazzle” and “electrifylingly rendered” recitals (The Vancouver Sun), have touched and inspired audiences with their uniquely eclectic programmes for more than two decades.
As international prize winners, including the Dranoff International Two Piano Competition and Provincia di Caltanisetta International Chamber Music Competition, they have performed in recital and with orchestras North America and Europe including recent appearances at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and in Munich in 2013. In a recent performance at the Salkind Duo Piano Festival, the Bergmann Duo “opened with a lush reading of the Ravel reductions of Nuages and Fetes from the orchestral Nocturnes by Debussy. Rich with colors and textures, the glorious scene was presented with attention to the most minute and delicate details of the work.” (The San Francisco Classical Voice)
Recognized in the press as “piano duo extraordinaire having keyboard skills of the first order with impeccable musicianship” (The Calgary Herald) they have recorded numerous CDs for the Arktos, Koch International, Brilliant Classics, Naxos and ARS labels. Their Naxos release of the 2 piano music of William Bolcom reviewed in BBC music magazine contains “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 and 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)
In addition to their performing careers, they enjoy teaching, act as Directors at the Langley Community Music School and serve as lecturers and jury members of International competitions.