Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Classical Music Series

Noteworthy Concerts with The Bergmann Piano Duo & guitarist Daniel Bolshoy

Noteworthy Concerts - The Bergmann Piano Duo perform Concerto Invierno with guitarist Daniel Bolshoy

Virtuoso guitarist, Daniel Bolshoy joins the Bergmann Piano duo in the second installment of our Noteworthy Classical Concert Series. This classical music programme is sure to warm you up with pieces such as Invierno Porteño by Astor Piazzolla, the famous Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo and works from Vivaldi, Granados and Boccherini.

About Daniel Bolshoy

Daniel Bolshoy is committed to bringing the guitar to the attention of audiences everywhere. He is regularly praised for his friendly and informative spoken introductions, and progressive programming of solo and chamber music. His concert tours take him from prestigious international concert stages to remote villages and house-concerts.

Daniel Bolshoy has performed as a soloist with many orchestras internationally and across Canada, including: the Mexico City Philharmonic, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Beer Sheva Symphony (Israel), Volgograd Symphony Orchestra (Russia), New Mexico Symphony (United States), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Philharmonia, Edmonton Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, New Brunswick Symphony Orchestra, Kamloops Symphony, Vancouver Philharmonic, Vancouver Island Symphony, Peterborough Symphony, Huntsville Festival Orchestra, Red Deer Symphony, Symphony of the Kootenays, Oakville Symphony, Etobicoke Philharmonic, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, the Kingston Symphony, the Canada West Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony, the Okanagan Symphony, the International Symphony Orchestra, The Saskatoon Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, The Mississauga Symphony and many others.

Daniel Bolshoy has performed for many prestigious festivals including, Guitar-Gems (Israel), Tabula Rasa (Russia), the Abbey Bach (United Stated), the International Music Festival in Macao, GuitarfestWest (Calgary), Halifax Guitar Festival, Music and Beyond (Ottawa), Indian River Music Festival, Guelph Spring Festival, Elora music Festival, Westben Arts Festival, Festival des arts Boré-Art, Ottawa and Vancouver International Chamber Music Festivals and many more. He has toured under the auspices of Prairie Debut, Debut Atlantic, Jeunesses Musicales du Canada and Musique Royale; and has performed for the Début Series in Montreal and Vancouver and for the CBC/NAC Début series in Ottawa. Concerts in the United States include a tour for Live on Stage and numerous appearances at music festivals and universities. Daniel Bolshoy appears on seven commercial CD recordings: Resonance, España (Boldan Music). McGillicuddy’s Rant (Centaur Classics), and as guest artist on Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian’s Tango Notturno (CBC Records) Tenor Marc Hervieux’s A Napoli (ATMA) and with Pinchas Zukerman and members of the NAC in a special CD to benefit the homeless in Vancouver. His most recent solo CD Soñando Caminos (ATMA) is devoted to the works of Spanish composer Eduardo Sainz de la Maza. His recitals are frequently broadcast on CBC Radio, and he has also appeared in two documentary films for the Bravo! (TV) series entitled The Classical Now.

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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