Joachim Segger is a versatile musician who regularly performs piano solo and various 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, he has performed in various venues throughout North America, Europe and South Africa including Carnegie Recital Hall, N.Y.
Dr. Segger is Professor of Music at The King's University College, Edmonton, Alberta and Adjunct Professor of Piano at the University of Alberta. A church organist since the age of nine, Joachim has given workshops on improvisation at national conventions in the US and Canada and was traveling clinician for the Royal Canadian College of Organists in 2005.
Segger's 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 and his wife Marnie Giesbrecht collaborate as Duo Majoya.
In addition to playing piano duet repertoire, they play organ duets, and organ and piano duos. Their concert programs and CDs are broad in scope, including transcriptions, improvisations (Joachim) and new music. Their performances and recordings are received with critical acclaim. Works for organ and piano by several Canadian composers have been commissioned for Duo Majoya.
Joachim Segger is also an organist. He has given workshops on organ and/or piano improvisation at national conventions and conferences in Canada and the United States.