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Joachim Segger

Canadian keyboard artist Joachim Segger is a versatile musician who maintains an active career performing piano, duo and chamber recitals as well as concertos. 

Educated at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., the University of Alberta, Canada and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, piano professors include Ernesto Lejano and Helmut Brauss (University of Alberta), Kurt  Neumüller (Mozarteum, Salzburg), Cécile Staub Genhart (Eastman School of Music) and Menahem Pressler (University of Indiana). One of the youngest students at Eastman to receive the Performer's Certificate, he also won the Concerto Competition and performed the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Eastman Philharmonia conducted by David Effron. Joachim Segger performed a solo piano Carnegie Recital Hall debut at the age of twenty one. His standard and contemporary piano repertoire is vast and eclectic, as exemplified in his solo piano CD "Bravato."

Dr. Segger is Chair and Professor of Music at The King's University College, Edmonton, Alberta and Adjunct Professor of Music/Keyboard Faculty at the University of Alberta.  He performs internationally with his colleague saxophonist Charles Stolte, often premiering contemporary music.

In demand as a collaborative artist, Segger’s recent work includes a concert with the world-renowned bass- baritone Pavlo Hunka in a performance of Yakiv Stepovyi "The Art Songs". As part of the Ukrainian Arts Song Project the performance will soon be released on YouTube. 

With  Duo Majoya partner Marnie Giesbrecht, Joachim Segger has performed internationally to critical acclaim.  Ardent supporters and performers of contemporary music,  Giesbrecht and Segger, Duo Majoya, perform on September 9, 2012 in the Winspear Centre for Music, Edmonton, four major works commissioned for them;  composed by Ruth Watson Henderson, Rachel Laurin, Barrie Cabena and Jacobus Kloppers. Duo Majoya has made significant world impact performing and commissioning works for the genre of organ/piano duet and has recorded two CD's  for this combination:  "Transcriptions for Two" and "Skyscape."  In addition, they have recorded a piano duet CD 'The Elegance and the Ecstasy" and their newest CD
"Duo Majoya: Organ Duets on the Davis Concert Organ" recorded at the Winspear Centre for Music in Edmonton. 

A church organist since the age of nine, Joachim is well known for his workshops on improvisation at national conventions and as a traveling clinician for the Royal Canadian College of Organists.