Artistic Director of Concerts
Elizabeth has an active career performing as a collaborative pianist and chamber musician and is the recipient of many awards and prizes of international competitions such as the International Chamber Music Competition in Caltanissetta, Italy and the 4th Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition. She performs most regularily with her husband as the Bergmann Piano Duo and has recorded numerous CDs with various ensembles and artists appearing on the Arktos, Naxos and Brilliant Classics labels.
Recitals and concerts with orchestra have taken her to many parts of the world including the United States, Italy, Germany, Holland, Greece and Canada, with performances at MusicFest Vancouver, the celebrated Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the Banff Summer 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, the EXPO 2000, Hannover and at Calgary’s High Performance Rodeo.
Elizabeth is nationally and internationally involved as a lecturer, presenter and juror of festivals and competitions. She is Director of Concerts and Summer Programmes at the Langley Community Music School in Langley, BC. She has been on faculty at The Mount Royal University in Calgary and at the University of Calgary and has also been involved in various musical activities at the Banff Centre for the Arts. For many years, she was a member of Land’s End Chamber Ensemble and in the 2004-2005 season, she and her husband served as Artistic Directors of The Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition and Foundation in Miami.
A native of Alberta, Elizabeth received degrees in solo performance and chamber music from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hannover, Germany, Univérsité de Montréal, University of Toronto and University of Alberta. Her teachers have included Helmut Brauss, Patricia Parr, Jean-Eudes Vaillancourt and Arie Vardi.