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 include more than twenty pieces for organ duet and organ/piano by Canadian and international composers; Duo Majoya records a broad range of keyboard duet repertoire on CDs and on their YouTube channel.
Enthusiasts and advocates for the development of organ music in Edmonton and Canada 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 were inaugurated Honorary Fellows of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Dr. Giesbrecht is Professor Emerita and University Organist at the University of Alberta; and Adjunct Professor of at The King’s University; Dr. Segger is Professor Emeritus of Music The King's University where he continues to enjoy teaching part time. For more information please visit www.duomajoya.com.
Marnie and Joachim fondly remember taking part in SICM in Whitby, Ontario in 2001, and they look forward to helping to inaugurate this valuable week of church music in Edmonton in the summer of 2022.