Since their debut recital in 2006, cellist Rachel Mercer and pianist Angela Park have delighted audiences across North America with their passionately committed performances and “dazzling blaze of virtuoso musicianship”. Having performed worldwide as soloists and chamber musicians, they currently work together in such acclaimed groups as the Mercer-Park Duo, the Seiler Piano Trio, and Ensemble Made In Canada. The Mercer-Park Duo has performed at series and festivals across Canada, and have been recorded and broadcast by CBC Radio. Exploring a wide range of repertoire, from the standards of Beethoven and Brahms, through the romantics and the 20th century, to the music of this current generation, the duo tells a story from the stage. Both have been involved with concerts in small communities, outreach presentations for schools and other learning centres, masterclasses and workshops in communities and universities, and idea-sharing forums such as Contact or TED. Most recently, the Mercer-Park Duo released their second all-Canadian album of composers of their generation on Naxos Canadian Classics in 2014. They are grateful to have been funded by the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and FACTOR.
“a dazzling blaze of virtuoso musicianship”
– Claire Hogenkamp, Artist/Arts Advocate
“These two very talented young ladies… played superbly.”
– Judith Caldwell, Ontario Arts Review