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Duo Majoya

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 works for organ duet and organ/piano by Canadian and international composers funded by the RCCO (Royal Canadian College of Organists), AFA, Canada Council, and other sources. See premieres and commissions page for more information.

Enthusiasts and advocates for the development of organ music in the city and country through leadership roles in the RCCO and other regional and national musical organizations, Giesbrecht and Segger also serve the Edmonton community as music directors at First Presbyterian Church. The duo was inducted into the Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame in June, 2014 for their individual careers and exceptional work as Duo Majoya. In July, 2015, Giesbrecht and Segger will become Honorary Fellows of the Royal Canadian College of Organists.

Giesbrecht and Segger began playing piano duets upon meeting as students. Their piano studies intersected in the classes of Ernesto Lejano (University of Alberta) and Kurt Neumüller (Mozarteum in Salzburg); and the Eastman School of Music (Cecile Genhart and Barry Snyder). Playing piano duets continues to be a constant joy.

Dr. Giesbrecht is Professor Emerita at the University of Alberta and Adjunct Professor of at The King’s University; Dr. Segger is Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at The King's University.