The two hands of percussionist Rod Thomas Squance and the four hands of Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann join together to perform a six-handed musical marvel. With their dazzling array of instruments and brilliant of virtuosity, Percussiano3 deliver all of the excitement of a percussion ensemble without losing the classical touch of a traditional concert, presenting great masterpieces and unique transcriptions for percussion and piano.
Their repertoire spans across musical styles and periods and includes works by composers like Bach, Schubert, Ravel, Chabrier, Copland, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla, Brubeck, Saint Saëns as well as their own original compositionsIt all began at the Banff Centre for the Arts some 20 years ago, where the musicians first met and performed together over several weeks. Their connection both personally and musically was instant and from that time they have collaborated on a huge variety of musical projects covering a wide range of repertoire from standard classical to contemporary chamber music, and from jazz to a children’s opera production.
They have recorded for the CBC and for several years performed extensively as members of the award winning Calgary based Land’s End Chamber Ensemble.Their enthusiasm is infectious as audiences experience the dynamic energy and communication of the three friends performing together. The trio enjoys connecting with audiences through their lively performances and engaging explanations, and love taking the time to speak with enthusiastic audience members on stage after concerts.