by Anri Stenden Prof Piet Koornhof can certainly flaunt the acclaimed CD recordings to his name. Not only have his performances evoked impressive praise from The New York Times, Feuille d’Avis of Neuchatel (Switzerland), The Cape Times, and the Natal Daily News (amongst others), but he boasts having recorded the complete JS Bach trio sonatas for violin, flute and piano and the Hendrik Hofmeyr Double Concerto (for flute, violin and.
by Anri Stenden Prof Piet Koornhof has to be one of the luckiest violinists alive. It’s not often that you get to meet a real member of the Stradivari family on a visit to Cremona, and by chance too!
by Anri Stenden Did you know that the Singapore Conservatory, with its impressive all-glass frontage (see photo below), 80 sound-proof (and temperature controlled) practice studios, and a 600-seater concert hall, also boasts one of the largest recording studios in Asia?
by Anri Stenden Prof Piet Koornhof has made numerous trips all across the globe for concerts and recordings, including to Europe, North America, Russia and Singapore. Since travelling takes a lot of time, and airports and train stations never have practice rooms, Prof Piet has had to rehearse his repertoire in some very interesting places.
Date of appointment: 1 February 2016
Date of appointment: 1 January 2016
The School of Music is very excited to welcome two new staff members this year. Dr Albi Odendaal has been appointed from 1 January 2016 as researcher and lecturer in Music Education. He hails from the Cape where he completed his BMus and MMus studies at the University of Cape Town. After teaching for five years at Hilton College, he earned his DMus in Music Education at the Sibelius Academy.
Date of appointment: First time: 1 October 1970. Since then fairly regularly as locum tenens and accompanist. Qualifications completed: MMus, Post-Graduate Education Diploma, Church Organ Diploma. Teaching responsibilities: Currently, mainly doing accompaniment. Also teaching three piano students. In the past, as locum tenens, I taught anything as needed: History of Music, General Musical Knowledge, Harmony, Counterpoint, Practical Music, Organ. Performance interests: Playing piano. Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration? Professors MC.
Date of appointment: 1 January 1995 Qualifications completed: BMus, Hons BMus, HED, MMus (PUCHE), DMus (UP), Diploma in Church Music, UNISA Performer’s and Teacher’s Licenciates (organ). Teaching responsibilities: Music history, organ performance and methodology, church music, advisor for postgraduate studies. Performance interests: Organ and clavichord. Research interests: Interpretation of organ works. Development of South African church music. Who are/were your professional mentors/inspiration? Jean-Claude Zehnder (Basel, Switzerland) Top 5 must-hear music:.
Date of appointment: 1 January 1999 Qualifications completed: BMus (NWU), BMus (RAM – London, UK), MMus (NWU), DMus (NWU), LRAM(piano), UVLM(piano) Teaching responsibilities: Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Postgraduate Supervision Performance interests: My main interest as a pianist is collaborative work. It is a wonderful privilege to perform with many different artists. Research interests: I will always be a student of some sort and forever curious about a great variety of.