Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Classical Music Series

Noteworthy Concerts with The Bergmann Piano Duo & tenor Benjamin Butterfield

Noteworthy Concerts - The Bergmann Piano Duo perform Wintersong with one of Canada's foremost musical artists, tenor Benjamin Butterfield.

Join us for an afternoon of classical song and arias from some of the world's best loved operas as we warm up to winter with songs from Franz Schubert’s seminal song cycle Winter Journey, to some British and American songs by Charles Ives and Arnold Bax. To round out this programme, Mr. Butterfield will present a selection of favourite Randy Newman songs!

About The Bergmann 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.

About Benjamin Butterfield

Praised by The New York Times as, “clarion-voiced and vibrant”, Benjamin Butterfield is known for his performances throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He has performed with many of the world’s leading conductors including Sir Andrew Davis, James Conlon, Nicholas McGegan, Charles Dutoit, Leonard Slatkin, Bramwell Tovey, Seiji Ozawa, Bernard Labadie, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Jeffrey Thomas, Trevor Pinnock, Bruno Weil and Marc Minkowski.

In recent seasons Butterfield has made multiple appearances with the Baltimore, Nashville, Houston, St. Louis, and Vancouver Symphonies; and the Calgary Philharmonic. He performs regularly with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem including their annual Bach Festival and in his hometown with Victoria Symphony, Victoria Choral Society, Victoria Philharmonic Choir, and White Rock Concerts.

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