Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Classical Music Series

Noteworthy Concerts with The Bergmann Piano Duo & cellist Rebecca Wenham

Noteworthy Concerts - The Bergmann Piano Duo perform Cellicious with cellist Rebecca Wenham

Principal cellist of the Vancouver Opera, chamber musician, Rebecca Wenham performs with the Bergmann Piano Duo in a spring concert featuring a selection of works by Bach, Bernstein, Britten, Bergmann and much more!

This Noteworthy Classical Concert offers a wonderful array of cello repertoire that demonstrates the lyrical and romantic as well as the dramatic and rhythmical qualities of the instrument.

About Rebecca Wenham

Cellist Rebecca Wenham's performances have been described as "silken, highly refined" (the Globe and Mail) as well as having "extraordinary commitment and maturity" (La Gazette). Formerly a member of the Cecilia String Quartet, she won prizes in the Osaka, Rutenberg, Bordeaux and Banff International String Quartet Competitions, and was a CBC Galaxie Rising Star in 2007. Highlights of the 2015 season included performances of Elgar, Schumann and Brahms Double concertos, as well as a recital of 21st century solo cello repertoire, presented by Music on Main.

Rebecca is principal cellist of the Vancouver Opera and a member of Microcosmos Quartet. She holds degrees from the HARID Conservatory of Music, and from Rice, San Diego State and McGill Universities.

About The Bergman Piano Duo

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 from the United States to Italy, Germany, Holland, Greece and Canada. The duo has appeared at international festivals including: The San Francisco International Music Festival, 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 EXPO 2000 in Hannover.

The duo studied with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, Germany 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.

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