Canadian pianists, Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann became a piano duo while studying with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hannover, Germany and later with Jean-Eudes Vaillancourt at the Université de Montréal.
The Bergmann Duo’s dynamic and energetic performances of uniquely eclectic programs 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 Bergmann Duo has appeared at numerous international festivals and received first prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Caltanissetta, Italy and at The 4th Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition in Florida. The duo’s CD productions include recordings for the Arktos, Koch International, Brilliant Classics and Naxos labels. Their extensive repertoire ranges from the baroque to the contemporary and incorporates numerous arrangements by the duo and original compositions. In addition to their performing careers they enjoy teaching and working in other capacities of the music industry.The 2014 Salkind Festival will be the duo's second appearance in San Francisco. www.bergmannduo.com