Brown Rd. General Delivery, Dunster, B.C. V0J-1J0 Canada
| Keith Berg was born in 1955, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
From his earliest childhood, music was an integral part of Keith's life. At the age of
five, he began singing in a children's choir. He started playing horn at thirteen.
After leaving high school, Keith remained
musically active and began training as a machinist, For fourteen years he worked on a
variety of projects in this field culminating in four and a half years of work as a maker
of scientific instruments. It was here that Keith's ability to work to exact tolerances
and his intuitive knowledge of metals blossomed.
During this time Keith's musical career had
continued and he was playing in the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra.
While Keith was studying at the Banff Centre, Roland Pandolfi. suggested that he combine
his love of music with
his expertise in metalworking and become a horn maker.
In 1987, Keith went to Oslo, Norway to study
horn making with Daniel Rauch who generously passed on the tradition and skills
which he had learned from Carl Geyer and others.
A year later with the aid of a grant from
The Canada Council Keith began work on his first double horn. Keith's horns have evolved
through ongoing consultation with some of the most prominent musicians in the major
orchestras of North America, many of whom now own a Berg horn.
Keith lives in Dunster, British
Columbia in the beautiful Robson Valley where in his free time he hikes, canoes, and
skis with his wife and business partner Jane Houlden ( a professional horn player ) and
their two children, Erik and Laurel .
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