Cowichan Performing Arts Centre Classical Music Series

Noteworthy Concerts with The Bergmann Piano Duo & violinist Jasper Wood

Noteworthy Concerts - The Bergmann Piano Duo perform The Red Violin with Canadian concert violinist Jasper Wood.

Vancouver’s own violinist Jasper Wood will warm your hearts and spirits with this enticing programme featuring the music to the film, The Red Violin by John Corigliano. He will also be presenting some concerto movements by Antonio Vivaldi (known as The Red Priest) as well as the energetic and engaging Road Movies by John Adams.

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 Jasper Wood

Canadian violinist Jasper Wood has established a flourishing reputation as a soloist through his frequent performances with many of North America’s finest orchestras, in cities such as Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Buffalo, and throughout Europe.  He has performed under the batons of Gregory Novak, George Cleve, Georg Tintner, Bramwell Tovey, and Miguel Harth-Bedoya. He has also  toured extensively throughout the East Coast, including appearances with Debut Atlantic, Prairie Debut, and throughout Quebec under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales Canada.

Jasper has also garnered acclaim for his dazzling performances as a recitalist and chamber musician which have taken him to major cities worldwide.  He has performed at important venues such as Dame Myra Hess (Chicago), Carnegie Weill Recital Hall (New York) and the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts.  Jasper, originally from Moncton, New Brunswick, is equally committed to performing in Canada’s smaller communities, such as the Northwest Territories and other parts of northern Canada.

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