Bergmann Duo on the morning stage in Duncan

The music is all about four hands on Monday morning, Jan. 23, as The Bergmann Piano Duo perform at Morning Musicale

The music is all about four hands on Monday morning, Jan. 23, as The Bergmann Piano Duo perform at Morning Musicale on the stage of the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre.

And, yes, we do mean “on the stage”.

This particular series of intimate shows allows music lovers to get really, really close to performers by inviting them to sit onstage to listen and learn.

There are pre-concert chats and a table of treats.

Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann, deliver an intimate, personal musical experience.

The Bergmann Piano Duo’s dynamic and energetic performances of uniquely eclectic programs have inspired audiences for more than two decades, with recitals and concerts with orchestras taking them to many parts of the world from the United States to Italy, Germany, Holland, and Greece as well as across Canada.

The duo has appeared at international festivals including the San Francisco International Music Festival; MusicFest Vancouver; the 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 EXPO 2000 in Hannover, Germany.

They both studied with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, and with Jean-Eudes Vaillancourt at the Université de Montréal.

They have received first prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Caltanissetta, Italy, and were Laureates of the 4th Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition.

Tickets for this show are $27 each. Get them from the Cowichan Ticket Centre by calling 250-748-7529.