Coffee Concert: Dancing with Eight Hands
The Bergmann Duo and Duo Turgeon form The Canadian Piano Quartet!
The Canadian Piano Quartet is excited to be back this season with an energetic and entertaining programme centered on dance-inspired works. The Canadian Piano Quartet are the Bergmann Duo and Duo Turgeon, and their combined tickling the ivory powers means audiences are in for double the fun! The selection of music includes Latin-American music, such as Lecuona’s ‘Malagueña’, ‘Tangos’ by Astor Piazzolla, as well as Weber’s elegant ‘Invitation to the Dance’—that’s plenty of fireworks for eight hands and forty fingers! This concert will also be the premiere outing for Surrey Civic Theatres’ new grand piano and also features the pre-show social hour that begins at 10am with sweet treats—this is a concert you won’t want to miss!
About the Canadian Piano Quartet
The Canadian Piano Quartet (CPQ) includes two of the music worlds’ best-known married couple piano duos: Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann (Bergmann Duo) and Edward Turgeon and Anne Louise-Turgeon (the Duo Turgeon). Widely regarded as leaders of the multi-piano genre, the duos have established fine reputations through concerts, prizes captured at some in the world’s most prestigious piano duo competitions, recordings, broadcasts, creation, and premiere of new works, as well as judging activities.
Over the years, the duos found themselves meeting up at different festivals in Canada and abroad, each time enjoying friendship and a chance to celebrate the rich world of chamber music for four to eight hands. In 2018, the duos decided to take things one step further, creating the Canadian Piano Quartet. After the success of CPQ’s first concert in White Rock, British Columbia, they decided that CPQ should hit the road! CPQ’s latest seasons includes concerts from coast to coast. The quartets’ repertoire draws from a wide range of musical styles from the Baroque to Contemporary and includes many original arrangements.