Marnie Giesbrecht

Marnie Giesbrecht has performed in major cities and universities throughout Canada, the United States, South Africa and Europe. A versatile keyboard artist, she performs regularly as an organ soloist in recitals and with orchestra, and as a choral accompanist and chamber musician. Educated at the University of Alberta, the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y.and the Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria, Dr. Giesbrecht is Professor of Music at the University of Alberta where she teaches Organ Performance, Organ Literature and related subjects. She is a past president of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (2000 to 2002) and is on the faculty of the McGill International Organ Academy in July 2005. Recordings include five solo and duo CDs, as well as performances on CDs with works for organ and choir (Madrigal Singers, Greenwood Singers), organ and saxophone, with clarinet and with orchestra. Artistic director of the University of Alberta Davis Concert Organ Noon Hour Series and the Noon Hour Organ Recital Series in Convocation Hall, she has performed and presented students, faculty and guest artists in a broad array of solo and chamber works as well as concertos in Edmonton.

Marnie Giesbrecht and Joachim Segger are Duo Majoya. Their duo repertoire includes piano duets, organ duets, duets for organ and piano, and duets for organ and harpsichord. Concert programs are eclectic and innovative, spanning original and commissioned works to transcriptions and jazz; they usually combine solo and duo works and frequently include improvisation. Regular performers in the Winspear Centre for Music in Edmonton and Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary, recent performances also include Los Angeles, California (American Guild of Organists Convention, 2004), Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna and numerous venues in Canada, US and Europe. In 2005 they performed and presented workshops at national conventions in Montana, USA and London, ON. Giesbrecht and Segger direct the music at First Presbyterian Church in Edmonton, AB, Canada.

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