The CD “From The New Village” features DUO RESONANCE with flutist Sibylle Marquardt/Toronto and guitarist Wilma van Berkel/ London including works by Piazzolla, Pujol, Torok,Takemitsu and Bogdanovic.
From Argentinian tangos to Slavic dances, a short hommage to James Brown by Toronto composer Alan Torok and the spheric sounds of Takemitsu's “Toward the Sea” there surely is something to be found for every taste.
SIBYLLE MARQUARDT, Flute
A native of Germany, Sibylle Marquardt moved to Canada in 1997 where she established herself as a chamber musician to reckon with. She is a member of the ERGO ensemble, specializing in modern music, as well as the Trio D'Argento and Duo Resonance with whom she performs regularly all over Ontario. In Germany she was a founding member of Trio Resonance, which was an established ensemble at numerous high-profile concert venues and festivals throughout Germany and Switzerland.
Sibylle’s teachers include Hermann Klemeyer, Wolfgang Schulz, Trevor Wye, Geoffrey Gilbert and Aurele Nicolet. She has performed in Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Italy, former Czechoslovakia and France, as well as for Radio Canada, the BR Munich and TV and movie productions.
Her orchestral career began at the early age of 23, when she was regularly hired as 2nd flute/piccolo with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Munich under Sir Colin Davis, touring to Italy and Japan. She went on to join the orchestral program of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and held a solo flute/solo piccolo position at the Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra. She was a substitute player with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Deutsche Kammer Philharmonie Bremen, Gaertnerplatz Theater Munich, Bern and Biel Symphony Orchestras. She has also played with the Windsor Symphony, the Toronto Philharmonia and the Oshawa Durham Symphony amongst others, as well as in the Phantom of the Opera and the Beauty and the Beast in Toronto.
She is a member of the faculty of the Royal Conservatory of Music and a member of the National College of Examiners of the RCM and is artist in residence of the Etobicoke School for the Arts.
WILMA VAN BERKEL, Guitar
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.