Date of appointment:
Music Education, Director of Jazz Ensembles
Piano, guitar, jazz, pop, classical, early music — anything
Jazz Education, Music Education, African Music, Dalcroze
Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration?
Ove Lundin, Noel Stockton, Roland Moses, Eva Wedin, Incca Rasmusson, Ing-Marie Lindberg-Thörnberg, Dr Liesl van der Merwe, Prof Hannes Taljaard, Prof Hetta Potgieter
Top 5 must-hear music:
1. Chick Corea
2. Avishai Cohen
3. Keith Jarrett
4. Ana Moura
5. Jamie Cullum
Which personal music experiences are most memorable to you?
• Attending the Stockholm Jazz Festival
• Lectures from Noel Stockton
• Various performances
Top 4 must-read books:
2. The Secret
3. A child called it
4. Lost Boy
“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” — St. Francis of Assisi
Top 4 must-see movies:
1. As it is in Heaven
2. Mao’s Last Dancer
3. The Bucket List
4. August Rush
Which television shows can you watch over and over again?
SuperRugby, House, Mentalist, CSI, NCIS, Law & Order
I don’t have a favourite food.
How do you relax?
Play guitar / visit family
Which places would you still like to visit?
Spain, Brazil, Mozambique (many more!)
What is the ringtone on your cell phone?
What is your favourite moment of the day/week/year at the Conservatory?
The first day of every new year when you meet all the new students. Also to see the exciting challenges that lie ahead.