A passionate and versatile keyboard artist, Marnie Giesbrecht performs as organ soloist, with Joachim Segger as Duo Majoya, as choral accompanist/collaborator and chamber musician (organ, piano, harpsichord). She has performed in major cities and universities throughout Canada, the United States, South Africa, Europe and Asia, as well as at numerous regional, national and international festivals in North America and abroad. Dr. Giesbrecht is University Organist at the University of Alberta and Adjunct Professor of Music at The King’s University.
Marnie Giesbrecht was educated at the University of Alberta, the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y and the Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria. A fan of living composers as well as those gone before, she commissions, performs and records contemporary solo and duo keyboard works by Canadian and international composers. Artistic Director for the University of Alberta Noon Hour Organ Recital Series and the Edmonton RCCO Organ ic (Organ in Concert Series), she performs and presents students, former students and guest artists from near and far in an eclectic array of solo and collaborative organ music.
A versatile and consummate musician Joachim Segger performs regularly as soloist and collaborative artist. He was awarded the coveted Performer’s Certificate as well as Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he also performed Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto with the Eastman Philharmonia as winner of the Concerto Competition. Segger studied at the University of Alberta, Canada and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria in addition to Eastman. Joachim Segger has performed throughout North America, Europe, South Africa and Asia. As winner of the New York Canadian Women’s Club competition he performed a solo recital in Carnegie Recital Hall, NY. He recorded the Ravel G Major Piano Concerto with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and performed numerous concertos with the Edmonton Symphony and Edmonton Youth Orchestras. His solo piano CD, Bravato, includes works by Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Ginastera.
As organist Segger is renowned as a clinician for his service playing and improvising. Dr. Segger is Professor and Chair of the Music Department at The King’s University, Edmonton, Alberta.
Marnie Giesbrecht and Joachim Segger are Duo Majoya, the uniquely versatile and innovative keyboard team that has circled the globe
performing keyboard duets of all combinations in North America, Europe, South
Africa and Asia. The duo has performed a distinctive repertoire of
commissioned, original and arranged works on community and university concert
series, at conventions and international organ festivals. Commissions include more than twenty pieces for organ duet and organ/piano by Canadian and
international composers. Duo Majoya records a broad range of piano and organ solo and duet repertoire on CDs and
videos. For their individual careers and exceptional work as Duo Majoya the duo was inducted into the Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame in June, 2014 and
awarded Honorary Fellowships of the Royal Canadian College of Organists in