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Joachim Segger (Piano, Organ)

Born: Canada

The Canadian, pianist and organist, was educated at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, the University of Alberta, Canada and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. His piano professors include Ernesto Lejano and Helmut Brauss (University of Alberta), Kurt Neumüller (Mozarteum, Salzburg), Cécile Staub Genhart (Eastman School of Music) and Menahem Pressler (University of Indiana). One of the youngest students at Eastman to receive the Performer's Certificate, he also won the Concerto Competition and performed the Prokofievís Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Eastman Philharmonia conducted by David Effron.

Joachim Segger performed a solo piano Carnegie Recital Hall debut at the age of twenty one. His standard and contemporary piano repertoire is vast and eclectic, as exemplified in his solo piano CD "Bravato." Segger is a versatile musician who maintains an active career performing piano, duo and chamber recitals as well as concertos. He has performed in various venues throughout North America, Europe and South Africa including Carnegie Recital Hall, New York.

Joachim Segger is Chair and Professor of Music at The King's University College, Edmonton, Alberta and Adjunct Professor of Music/Keyboard Faculty at the University of Alberta. He performs internationally with his colleague saxophonist Charles Stolte, often premiering contemporary music.

In demand as a collaborative artist, Joachim Seggerís recent work includes a concert with the world-renowned bass- baritone Pavlo Hunka in a performance of Yakiv Stepovyi The Art Songs. As part of the Ukrainian Arts Song Project the performance will soon be released on YouTube.

With Duo Majoya partner, his wife Marnie Giesbrecht, Joachim Segger has performed internationally to critical acclaim. In addition to playing piano duet repertoire, they play organ duets, and organ and piano duos. Their concert programs and CDs are broad in scope, including transcriptions, improvisations (Joachim) and new music. Their performances and recordings are received with critical acclaim. Works for organ and piano by several Canadian composers have been commissioned for Duo Majoya. Ardent supporters and performers of contemporary music, Giesbrecht and Segger, Duo Majoya, perform on September 9, 2012 in the Winspear Centre for Music, Edmonton, four major works commissioned for them; composed by Ruth Watson Henderson, Rachel Laurin, Barrie Cabena and Jacobus Kloppers. Duo Majoya has made significant world impact performing and commissioning works for the genre of organ/piano duet and has recorded two CD's for this combination: "Transcriptions for Two" and "Skyscape." In addition, they have recorded a piano duet CD 'The Elegance and the Ecstasy" and their newest CD "Duo Majoya: Organ Duets on the Davis Concert Organ" recorded at the Winspear Centre for Music in Edmonton.

A church organist since the age of 9, Joachim Segger is well known for his workshops on improvisation at national conventions in the USA and Canada and as a traveling clinician for the Royal Canadian College of Organists in 2005.



Source: Duo Majoya Website; Yeg Live Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2013)

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