|Marnie Giesbrecht and Joachim Segger are Duo Majoya. Their duo repertoire includes piano duets, organ duets and duets for organ and piano. Concert programs are eclectic and innovative, including a broad range of original, commissioned and arranged works. They have performed extensively in North America, Europe and South Africa. Recent performances include the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Seoul National University and Torino, Italy. Giesbrecht and Segger direct the music at First Presbyterian Church in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Their fifth and latest collaborative CD, Duo Majoya: Organ Duets on the Davis Concert Organ, was released in July 2010.
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, a chamber musician and collaborative keyboard artist. Educated at the University of Alberta, the Eastman School of Music (Roch. NY), and the Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria), Dr. Giesbrecht is Professor of Music at the University of Alberta where she teaches Organ Performance (Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programs), Organ Literature, Chamber Music, Early Music Ensemble and Graduate Keyboard Seminar. She is Adjunct Professor of Music at The King’s University College.
Joachim Segger is a versatile musician who regularly performs piano solo and various duo and chamber recitals as well as concertos. Educated at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, the University of Alberta, Canada and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, he has performed in various venues throughout North America, Europe and South Africa including Carnegie Recital Hall, NY. Dr. Segger is Professor and Chair of the Music Department at The King’s University College, Edmonton, Alberta and Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Alberta. A church organist since the age of nine, Joachim has given workshops on improvisation across the US and Canada.