Sibylle Marquardt, flute
Wilma van Berkel, guitar

The Duo Resonance was founded by Wilma van Berkel and Sibylle Marquardt in 1999 when the two artists - both educated at European schools - met at a concert in Toronto and immediately were convinced of their compatibility. Both players loved "L'Histoire du Tango" by Astor Piazzolla, and devoted themselves to this beautiful combination of flute and guitar with the Piazzolla as their core piece. The transparency of their performances and their dynamic rhythmic interpretations make this duo an exciting part of the Canadian chamber music scene.  

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Wilma van Berkel, born in the Hague, the Netherlands, obtained both her teacher's and performer's degrees from the Rotterdam Conservatory, where she studied with Hans van Goch and Jorge Oraison. She was awarded two consecutive Foreign Exchange Scholarships from the government of Czechoslovakia and a grant from the Dutch Ministry of Culture to study at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts with Stepan Rak.   She also performed in many master classes with David Russell, Leo Brouwer and Sergio and Odair Assad.

As a member of the Kubica-van Berkel Guitar Duo she has released three CDs. Wilma currently teaches at the Faculty of Music of the University of Western Ontario and has been on faculty of the National Music Camp of Canada for the past eight years. She maintains a very busy private studio and is very much in demand as a concert artist and adjudicator. Apart from her work with Duo Resonance, she also performs regularly with Corey Gemmell, violinist, and Sherry Steele, soprano.

Her concerts and recordings have been featured on both English and French radio in Canada. The guitar duo has commissioned important new works such as "The Charm of Symmetry " by Alan Torok, and has been awarded numerous grants from both the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council.