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Bergmann Duo

We are a piano duo who perform Internationally. We play an eclectic mix of classical and contemporary pieces including our own original compositions and arrangements.

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Bios

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.

“Always adventurous, the married couple combines virtuosic dedication with the instincts of professional entertainers who love their music”

Showtime Magazine

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)

Continued
talented

An innovative and versatile ensemble

From performances in classical to contemporary
the Bergmann Duo is a pleasure to watch and listen to.

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“The appealing duo presented a masterful achievement of brilliance, rhythmic vitality, and melodic shaping.”

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Performances 2019/20

The Bergmann's - Live in Concert at a venue near you.

Abbey Bach Festival

July 26, 2019 Mount Angel, Oregon https://www.mountangelabbey.org/join-us/bach/

Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival

August 7, 8, 2019 Memorial University St. John’s, Newfoundland http://tuckamorefestival.ca/concerts/2019-tuckamore-festival/

Steinway Piano Gallery

September 5, 2019 Time: TBA Seattle, Washington https://www.steinwayseattle.com/news

Acadia Performing Arts Series - The Canadian Piano Quartet (Bergmann Duo and Duo Turgeon)

September 15, 2019 7:30pm The Festival Theatre, 504 Main Street, Wolfville, NS https://artsacadia.acadiau.ca/acadia-performing-arts-series.html

Acadia University Noon Hour Series - The Canadian Piano Quartet (Bergmann Duo and Duo Turgeon)

September 19, 2019 12:00pm Acadia University, Wolfville, NS https://music.acadiau.ca/home.html

Dalhousie University - The Canadian Piano Quartet (Bergmann Duo and Duo Turgeon)

September 21, 2019 Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS https://www.dal.ca/faculty/arts/school-of-performing-arts/our-season.html/

Musical Mornings: Pianopoly with the Canadian Piano Quartet (Bergmann Duo and Duo Turgeon)

October 2, 2019 10:30am Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC https://evergreenculturalcentre.ca/2018-19-musical-mornings/

Coffee Concerts: Pianopoly with the Canadian Piano Quartet (Bergmann Duo and Duo Turgeon)

October 3, 2019 11:00am Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey, BC https://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/1687.aspx

Classical Music Series: Pianopoly with the Canadian Piano Quartet (Bergmann Duo and Duo Turgeon)

October 4, 2019 10:30am Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Chilliwack, BC https://www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

Noteworthy Concerts: Pianopoly with the Canadian Piano Quartet (Bergmann Duo and Duo Turgeon)

October 7, 2019 10:30am Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Duncan, BC https://cowichanpac.ca/events

Classical Coffee Concert Series: Pianopoly with the Canadian Piano Quartet (Bergmann Duo and Duo Turgeon)

October 8, 2019 10:30am The Port Theatre, Nanaimo, BC https://www.porttheatre.com/events/category/music

Classical Coffee Concerts: Pianopoly with the Canadian Piano Quartet (Bergmann Duo and Duo Turgeon)

October 10, 2019 10:30am The Act Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, BC https://www.theactmapleridge.org/act-presents/classical-coffee-concerts/

Steinway Piano Gallery

October 17, 2019 Time: TBA Seattle, Washington https://www.steinwayseattle.com/news

Venables Theatre-presented by the South Okanagan Concert Society

November 15, 2019 7:30pm Oliver, BC https://www.venablestheatre.ca/concertsociety.html

Bergmann Duo with the Turning Point Ensemble

November 21, 2019 Time: TBA Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, BC https://www.turningpointensemble.ca/#vision-mission

White Rock Concerts Series: Scenes from Childhood with the Turning Point Ensemble and the Bergmann Duo

November 22, 2019 7:30pm White Rock Baptist Church, Surrey, BC http://whiterockconcerts.com/november-22-2019-scenes-from-childhood/

Rose Gellert Hall Series with the Turning Point Ensemble and the Bergmann Duo

November 23, 2019 7:30pm Rose Gellert Hall, Langley Community Music School, Langley, BC http://langleymusic.com/concerts-events/concert-series/rose-gellert-hall-series/

Musical Mornings: Wintersong - From Franz Schubert to Randy Newman with guest Benjamin Butterfield, tenor

November 27, 2019 10:30am Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC https://evergreenculturalcentre.ca/2018-19-musical-mornings/

Coffee Concerts: Wintersong - From Franz Schubert to Randy Newman with guest Benjamin Butterfield, tenor

November 28 2019 11:00am Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey, BC https://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/1687.aspx

Steinway Piano Gallery

November 30, 2019 Time: TBA Seattle, Washington https://www.steinwayseattle.com/news

Noteworthy Concerts: From Franz Schubert to Randy Newman with guest Benjamin Butterfield, tenor

December 1, 2019 2:30pm Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Duncan, BC https://cowichanpac.ca/events

Classical Coffee Concert Series: From Franz Schubert to Randy Newman with guest Benjamin Butterfield, tenor

December 3, 2019 10:30am The Port Theatre, Nanaimo, BC https://www.porttheatre.com/events/category/music

Classical Coffee Concerts: From Franz Schubert to Randy Newman with guest Benjamin Butterfield, tenor

December 5, 2019 10:30am, BC The Act Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, BC https://www.theactmapleridge.org/act-presents/classical-coffee-concerts/

Classical Music Series: From Franz Schubert to Randy Newman with guest Benjamin Butterfield, tenor

December 6, 2019 10:30am Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Chilliwack, BC https://www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation Festival

January 8-15 , 2020 Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Miami, FL

Coffee Concerts: More with Fewer with guest Mark Fewer, violin

January 16, 2020 11:00am Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey, BC https://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/1687.aspx

White Rock Concerts: Vivaldi Revisited with guest Mark Fewer

January 17, 2020 7:30pm White Rock Baptist Church, Surrey, BC http://whiterockconcerts.com/january-17-2020-vivaldi-revisited/

Classical Coffee Concerts: The Red Violin with guest Jasper Wood, violin

January 30, 2020 10:30am The Act Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, BC https://www.theactmapleridge.org/act-presents/classical-coffee-concerts/

Noteworthy Concerts: The Red Violin with guest Jasper Wood, violin

February 3, 2020 10:30am Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Duncan, BC https://cowichanpac.ca/events

Classical Coffee Concert Series: The Red Violin with guest Jasper Wood, violin

February 4, 2020 10:30am The Port Theatre, Nanaimo, BC https://www.porttheatre.com/events/category/music

Musical Mornings: The Red Violin with guest Jasper Wood, violin

February 5, 2020 10:30am Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC https://evergreenculturalcentre.ca/2018-19-musical-mornings/

Classical Music Series: The Red Violin with guest Jasper Wood, violin

February 7, 2020 10:30am Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Chilliwack, BC https://www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

The Galiano Concert Society

February 8, 2020 7:30pm South Galiano Community Hall, Galiano, BC https://www.facebook.com/GalianoConcertSociety

Algoma Conservatory of Music: The Canadian Piano Quartet with the Bergmann Duo and Duo Turgeon

February 21, 2020 Time: TBA Algoma Conservatory of Music, Sault Ste, Marie, ON

Musical Mornings: Ring the Bells with the Bergmann Duo

March 11, 2020 10:30am Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC https://evergreenculturalcentre.ca/2018-19-musical-mornings/

Classical Music Series: Clarinetastik with guest Jose Franch Ballester, clarinet

March 27, 2020 10:30am Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Chilliwack, BC https://www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

Classical Coffee Concerts: Clarinetastik with guest Jose Franch Ballester, clarinet

April 1, 2020 10:30am The Act Arts Centre, Maple Ridge, BC https://www.theactmapleridge.org/act-presents/classical-coffee-concerts/

Noteworthy Concerts: Clarinetastik with guest Jose Franch Ballester, clarinet

April 6, 2020 10:30am Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Duncan, BC https://cowichanpac.ca/events

Musical Mornings: Clarinetastik with guest Jose Franch Ballester, clarinet

April 8, 2020 10:30am Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC https://evergreenculturalcentre.ca/2018-19-musical-mornings/

Coffee Concerts: Clarinetastik with guest Jose Franch Ballester, clarinet

April 9, 2020 11:00am Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey, BC https://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/1687.aspx

Vancouver Island Symphony: Symphony Rhapsody, Bergmann Concerto for 2 pianos and Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

April 24, 25 2020 The Port Theatre, Nanaimo, BC https://www.vancouverislandsymphony.com

our-philosophy-is

Piano Duo Extraordinaire having keyboard skills of the first order with impeccable musicianship!

The Calgary Herald

repertoire

Repertoire

   
Works for 2 Pianos
* Canadian works
J. AbramTime, His Texture, 2005 *
J. AdamsHallelujah Junction, 1998
J.S. BachSchafe können sicher weiden (Arr. V. Babin)
J.S. Bach (Arr. M. Bergmann)Sinfonia
J.Chr. BachSonata in G major
S. BarberSouvenirs Op. 28 (Arr. Gold & Fizdale)
B. Bartók7 pieces from Mikrokosmos
A. BellA Long River, 2005 *
A. BenjaminTwo Jamaican Street Songs
M. BergmannBoogiemania, 2002*
Urban Pulse, 2005*
Benvenuto, 2006*
Morning Train, 2006*
Midnight Journey, 2006*
Incessant Bells, 2007*
White Rock Boogie, 2011*
Double Spiral, 2012*
Fantasy on Themes from Rossini’s La Cenerentola, 2012*
Fear.....less, 2012*
Echoes of Tchaikovsky, 2014*
L. Bernstein (Arr. M. Bergmann)Songs from West Side Story
W. BolcomRecuerdos (Recreations),1991

Sonata, 1993
The Serpent’s Kiss (Rag Fantasy)
P. BowlesNight Waltz
P. BowlesSonata
J. BrahmsHaydn Variations, Op. 56b
Sonata in f minor Op.34b
5 Waltzes from Op. 39
B. BrittenIntroduction and Rondo alla burlesca Op. 23/1 

Mazurka Elegiaca Op. 23/2
D. BrubeckFour by Four
They All Sang Yankee Doodle

Points on Jazz
Blue Rondo (Arr. M. Bergmann)
E. F. BurianAmerican Suite
Busoni/MozartDuettino concertante
Fantasia for a Musical Clockwork f minor KV 608
The Magic Flute Overture
F. ChopinRondo in C major Op. 73
M. Clementi2 Sonatas
A. CoplandDanza de Jalisco
El Salón México (Arr. L. Bernstein)

Saturday Night Waltz and Hoe Down from Rodeo
C. CoreaLa Fiesta (Arr. M Bergmann)
Native Sense (Arr. M. Bergmann)
Spain (Arr. M. Bergmann)
C. DebussyDanses
En blanc et noir

Lindaraja
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
3 Nocturnes (Arr. M Ravel)
Symphony
Q. DoolittleVivaldiana, 1983 *
P. DukasL’apprenti sorcier
J. FranssensOld Songs, New Songs, 1988
G. GershwinAn American in Paris
Preludes (Arr. G. Stone)

Rhapsody in Blue
Songs (Arr. M. Bergmann)

“I got Rhythm” Variations
Fantasy on ‘Porgy and Bess (Arr. M Bergmann)
G. Gershwin/ M. BergmannMedley for 2 pianos
G. Gershwin/ P. GraingerFantasy on ‘Porgy and Bess’
E. Gismonti (Arr. M. Bergmann)Infancia
K. GraunkeKonzertanter Tango
Walzer Rhapsodie
Virtuoser-Tango: Von Stern zu Stern
M. InfanteDanses andalouses
Musiques d’Espagne
E. LecuonaMalaguena
G. Ligeti3 Pieces for 2 Pianos, 1976
F. Liszt 
 Concerto Pathétique
Réminiscences de Don Juan

Mephisto Waltz
A. LouieAfterimages, 1981 *
W. LutoslawskiPaganini Variations
F. MartinOverture and Foxtrot
R. MattonDanse brésilienne *
C. McPheeBalinese Ceremonial Music *
O. MessiaenVisions de l’Amen
P. MethenyEighteen (Arr. M Bergmann)
P. MethenyHermitage (Arr. M. Bergmann)
D. MilhaudLa création du monde

La Libertadora 

Scaramouche
J. MorossThe Last Judgement
The Big Country (Arr. M. Bergmann)
W.A. MozartLarghetto and Allegro in E flat

Sonata in D major KV 448

Adagio and Fugue KV 546
E. OosterveldTwo Busy, 1990
M. OldfiedTubular Bells (Arr. M. Bergmann)
A. PiazzollaLe Grand Tango
Le Muerte del Angel (Arr. Pablo Ziegler)
Libertango (Arr. M. Bergmann)
Michelangelo 70 (Arr. Pablo Ziegler)
Oblivion (Arr. M. Bergmann)
Verano Porteno (Arr. Pablo Ziegler)
B. PentlandSonata for two pianos *
F. PoulencCapriccio (d’après Le Bal masqué)
Élégie
L’Embarquement pour Cythère
Sonate pour deux pianos

M. RaabBeethoven-Variationen, 1991
S. RachmaninoffSuite No. 1 Op. 5

Suite No. 2 Op. 17

Symphonic Dances Op. 45
M. RavelBolero
La Valse

Rapsodie Espagnole
M. RavelSites auriculaires
S. ReichPiano Phase, 1967
C. Saint-SaënsBeethoven Variations Op. 35
P. SchoenfieldTaschyag, 1993
R. SchumannAndante & Variations B major Op.46

Schumann
(Trans. C. Debussy)
6 Etudes en forme de canon Op. 56
E. SteinAmerican Sonatina
J. Strauss/A. ChasinsThe Blue Danube Waltzes
Strauss/S. Kovacs“Fledermaus” Paraphrase
I. StravinskyConcerto per due pianoforti soli

Le Sacre du Printemps
Sonata for two pianos

I. Stravinsky (Arr. V. Babin)Three movements from ‘Petrouchka’
P. Tchaikovsky
(Arr. N. Economou)
The Nutcracker Suite
R. Waters (Arr. M. Bergmann)Money
Welcome to the Machine
R. Waters, D. Gilmore, R. Wright (Arr. M. Bergmann)Shine on you crazy diamond
B.A. ZimmermanPerspektiven
Works for 2 Pianos and Orchestra
V. BabinConcerto No. 2 for 2 Pianos
J. S. BachConcerto in c minor BWV 1060
Concerto in C major BWV 1061
BartókConcerto for 2 pianos, percussion & orchestra
M. BergmannConcerto for piano four hands and chamber ensemble, 2017*
M. BergmannConcerto for 2 pianos, 2014*
P. BowlesConcerto for 2 Pianos
B. BrittenScottish Ballad for 2 Pianos & Orchestra Op. 26
L. KoželuchConcerto for 1 Piano, 4 Hands
C. McPheeTabuh-Tabuhan*
W.A. MozartConcerto in E flat major KV 365
W.A. MozartConcerto in F major KV 242
F. MendelssohnConcerto in E major
Concerto in A flat major
B. MartinuConcerto for 2 Pianos
F. PoulencConcerto in d minor for 2 Pianos
C. Saint -SaënsLe carnaval des animaux
R. Vaughan-WilliamsConcerto for 2 Pianos
Works with Voice & / or Choir
M. BergmannMidsummer Flower for mixed choir, 2 pianos and percussion, 2008 *
L. BerioMagnificat
L. BernsteinArias & Barcarolles
J. BrahmsLiebeslieder- Waltzes Op. 52 & 65
German Requiem
W. MathiasSalvator Mundi
R. SchumannSpanische Liebeslieder Op. 138
I. StravinskyLes Noces
Symphony of Psalms
C. OrffCarmina Burana
M. Oldfield (Arr. M. Bergmann)Tubular Bells for 2 pianos, choir and percussion, 2017
Catulli Carmina
Watson-HendersonVoices of Earth *
Works for 2 or more Pianos & other Instruments
J.S BachConcerto for 4 pianos in a minor, BWV 1065
B. BartókSonata for 2 pianos & percussion
M. BergmannFour for Boogie, 2012 (for 4 pianos) *
L. BernsteinSymphonic Danses from West Side Story (2 pnos & perc.)
W. BolcomFrescoes (2 pnos, harpsichord & harmonium)
D. BrubeckBlue Rondo a la Turk for 3 pianos (Arr. M. Bergmann)
C. CzernySecond Grand Quatour concertant pour 4 pianos op. 816
D. EisengaCity Lines (2 pnos, 8 hands)
G. Gershwin/M. BergmannMedley for 2 pianos, 8 hands
A. Koerppen 
 Concerto a quattro (2 pnos & perc)
Konzert im Dreieck for piano, harpsichord, harmonium
P. LiebersonKing Gesar ( 2 pnos, narrator/singer, fl, cl, hrn, trb, vc, perc.)
V.V. MaschekConcertino for pno (4 hds), 2 fl, 2cl, 2 hrn & 2 bssn
C. MichansJoy for 3 pianos
M. Oldfield (Arr. M. Bergmann)Tubular Bells (4 pianos or 4 keyboards)
Tubular Bells (2 pianos, 8 hands)
A. Piazzolla (Arr. M. Bergmann, J. Van Veen) The Seasons for 2 pianos, 8 hands
A. Piazzolla (Arr. M Bergmann)Libertango for 2 pianos and string quartet
Milonga del Angel for 2 pianos and string quartet
S. ReichSextet (2 pnos, synth., 4 perc.)
R. SchumannAndante & Variations op. 46 for 2 pnos, hrn & 2 vc
I. StravinskyLe Sacre du Printemps (4 pianos)
P. Tchaikovsky1812 Overture (2 pianos, 8 hands) arr. Langer
S. Ten HoltCanto Ostinato, 1979
A. Vivaldi (Arr. T. Baynov)Concerto for Celli
Works for 1 Piano, 4 hands
J.S. Bach/G. KurtágChorale transcriptions
L. Bernstein (Arr. M. Bergmann)West Side Story
From Candide- I am easily assimilated
Candide Overture
J. Bizet (Arr. M. Rebrovic)Carmen
J. BizetJeux d’enfants Op. 22
J. BrahmsLiebeslieder- Waltzes Op. 52a

Neue Liebeslieder- Waltzes Op. 65
Hungarian Dances
Variations on a theme by Schumann Op. 23

Waltzes Op. 39
M. BurtchSonatina for piano, 4 hands
A. CasellaPupazzetti
Pagine de Guerra
F. ChopinVariations in D major
C. CzernyOuvertüre caractéristique et brillante
C. CoreaLa Fiesta
C. Debussy Six épigraphes antiques

Petite Suite

Marche écossaise
Symphony in b minor

L. Delibes (Arr. R. De Vilbac)Sous le dôme épais
A. Dvorák 
 Legends Op. 59
Slavonic Dances Op. 46 & 72
G. FauréDolly Suite Op. 56
C.W. GluckChe farò senza Euridice
E. GriegNorwegian Dances Op. 35

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
G. GershwinRhapsody in Blue (Arr. H. Levine)
Songs (Arr. M. Bergmann)
J. GottliebThe Silent Flickers, 1996
L. M. GottschalkGrande Tarantelle Op. Posth. 67
La Gallina Op. 53
Ojos criollos Op. 37
P. Hindemith6 Waltzes ‘Drei Wunderschöne Mädchen im Schwarzwald” Op.6
Ragtime, 1921
Sonata, 1938
F. LisztGrand Concert Fantasy from Sonnambula(Bellini)
F. MendelssohnAllegro brillant Op. 92
D. MilhaudLa création du monde
M. MoszkowskiSpanish Dances Op. 12
W.A. MozartAndante & Variations G major KV 501
Fantasy in f minor KV 594
Fantasy in f minor KV 608
Sonata in B major KV 358
Sonata in D major KV 381
Sonata in C major KV 521
W.A. Mozart/F. LisztDer, welcher wandert from “The Magic Flute”
W.A. Mozart (Arr. A. Zemlinsky)Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja from "The Magic Flute"
W.A. Mozart (Arr. A. Zemlinsky)Ach, ich fuhl's from "The Magic Flute"
F. NietzscheMonodie á deux
Nachklang einer Sylvesternacht
B. PentlandPuppet Show *
Three Duets after pictures by Paul Klee *
A. PiazzollaLibertango (Arr. M. Bergmann)
Oblivion (Arr. M. Bergmann)
F. PoulencSonate, 1918
S. RachmaninoffSix Morceaux Op. 11
M. Ravel Ma Mère l’Oye
G. Rossini/arr. A. Schoenberg Overture to the Barber of Seville
C. Saint-Saëns Le carnaval des animaux
Danse macabre
E. SatieParade
La Belle Excentrique
F. SchubertDeux marches caractéristiques Op. 121
Duo in a minor Op. posth. 144
Fantasy in f minor D 940
Grande Sonate B major Op. 30
Rondo A major Op. 107
Divertissement à l’hongroise
Eight variations on an original theme Op. 35
Variations on a French Song D 624
Sonate Grand Duo D. 812
E. SchulhoffIronien Op. 34, 1920
R. SchumannBilder aus dem Osten Op. 66
B. SmetanaThe Moldau
I. StravinskyPetrouchka
A. VivaldiThe Four Seasons
R. WeidbergVariations on a theme by Mozart, 1997

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We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent CDs below.

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William Bolcom – Music for Two Pianos
Stravinsky – Oedipus Rex
Minimal Piano Collection
Stravinsky – Symphony of Psalms

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