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Hailed by Pete Seeger as “the best hammered dulcimer player I’ve heard in my life,” Tina Bergmann has been performing concerts, and teaching workshops and private lessons from an early age. A fourth-generation musician, Bergmann began playing music at age eight, learning the mountain dulcimer from her mother in the aural tradition and learning the hammered dulcimer at the knee of West Virginia-native builder and performer Loy Swiger. Demonstrating gifts for both performance and teaching, she has been a featured performer across the United States, performing solo; as a duo with her husband, bassist Bryan Thomas; with her stringband Hu$hmoney; and as a member of Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s world renowned Baroque Orchestra.

Photo by Deborah-Lynn Hook

Selected Performances

And to my ears, there can never be enough of Tina Bergmann, the hammered dulcimer player who makes ecstatic gold of everything she touches.”

— Daniel Rosenberg, Plain Dealer

 The UU Dome, Tampa FL   

Center for Fine & Performing Arts, Bozeman MT   

Cranberry Dulcimer Festival, Binghamton NY  

31st Annual Kent State Folk Festival, Kent OH  

Southwest Acoustic Music Festival, Tucson AZ with Bryan Thomas 

Tour of England and Ireland (with Apollo's Fire) 

Countryside concert series (since 1994 with Apollo's Fire,) Hunting Valley, OH  

Severance Hall Key Concerts, Cleveland OH  

The Memphis Dulcimer Festival, Memphis TN  

Winter Festival of Acoustic Music, Irving, TX  

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC (Tina with Apollo's Fire) 

Upper Potomac Music Festival, Shepherdstown VA  

The Housatonic Festival in New Milford, CT  

Fort New Salem Music Festival, Salem WV  

The 58th Annual Ojai Music Festival (Tina with Apollo's Fire) Ojai, CA