Sibylle Marquardt, flute
Peter Stoll, clarinet
Anna Ronai, piano
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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.
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.
Sibylle Marquardt, traverso
& Angelika Hirsch, harpsichord
In this ensemble Sibylle Marquardt joins forces with Angelika Hirsch, one of the foremost harpsichord players in Switzerland. Almost 40 years ago Angelika and Sibylle started their musical lives in the Kinderchor of the Martin Luther Church in Ulm/Germany, directed by Albrecht Haupt, Angelika's father.
Some 4 years later they had their debut performance of J.S.Bach's C-major Sonata for flute and harpsichord. Competitions and many more concert appearances followed. As they moved from Ulm to Munich to pursuit their musical studies, they continued to perform regularly and both joined the Münchner Bach Chor.
Their understanding and interpretation of the repertoire based on the foundation of years of being able to perform together make their concerts a pleasure to listen to.
Born in Ulm/Germany, Angelika studied organ and harpsichord, as well as choir and orchestra direction at the Richard Strauss Konservatorium in Munich. From 1992 to 96 she went to the Schola Cantorum Basel to further pursuit her studies with J.-C. Zehnder, R. Lutz and J. Christensen.
Angelika is a member of the of the Barockensemble Crescendo/Basel and she is the founder and director of the Baroque orchestra Camerata Basel.
She has appeared in many well renowned festivals and took part in different CD productions and radio recordings throughout Switzerland and other European countries.
Ms. Hirsch holds the organ position at the Roman-Catholic church in Kaiseraugst, where she is also director of the concert series Konzerte zu St. Gallus and Othmar. She has two choirs under her direction, the choir of the Roman-Catholic church Kaiseraugst and the Projektchor Rheinfelden with which she performs works from Baroque to Romanticism and build a reputation far beyond the regional borders.