MASARA Research Round-Up — 4th Quarter 2016

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[1] Early Childhood Conference ~ 10-13 October 2016 Dr Mignon van Vreden presented a paper at an international conference titled “Teaching and learning mathematics, sciences, design and technology in the Early Years (0-10 years)” hosted by the Early Childhood Subject Group of the Faculty of Education Sciences of the NWU. The topic of her paper was Music-inspired play to foster scientific literacy in early childhood.   [2] Yvonne-Marié Brand received her DMus!  ~.


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Spring Ensemble Concert — 20 September 2016

Spring Ensemble Concert — 20 September 2016

The annual ensemble concert at the NWU School of Music has been a regular fixture on the concert calendar for five years. This year’s performances have been divided between two concerts — the Autumn Ensemble Concert took place in May, and the Spring Ensemble Concert will now be presented on Tuesday 20 September 2016 at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall.


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The Three Stooges recording session

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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.


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Meeting a Stradivari descendant

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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!


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Recording at the Singapore Conservatory

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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?


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Practising everywhere

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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.


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Tangos & jazz arrangements by Potch Trio — 23 August 2016

Tangos & jazz arrangements by Potch Trio — 23 August 2016

The celebrated Potch Trio, with violinist Piet Koornhof, pianist Tinus Botha, and cellist Human Coetzee, as well as guest artist Alida Bester (double bass), will perform in the annual Dean’s Concert on Tuesday 23 August 2016 at 19:30 in the Conservatory Hall, Potchefstroom.


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Organ & Cello + Violin and Soprano — 26 July 2016

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Jetty de Vries (organ) and Human Coetzee (cello) will present a concert on Tuesday 26 July 2016 at 19:30 in the Dutch Reformed Church Miederpark, Aarbei Avenue with co-musicians Piet Koornhof (violin) and the soprano Marguerite van Wyk.


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Week 18 @ the Conservatory: 2-8 May 2016

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Two staff birthdays, two evening concerts, a student concert and Open Day.


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Symposium for String Instrument Teachers — 27 April 2016

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The string lecturers at the NWU School of Music, Prof Piet Koornhof (violin) and Dr Human Coetzee (cello), will be hosting a free symposium for teachers of string instruments on Wednesday 27 April 2016, 09:00-16:00 at the Conservatory in Potchefstroom. The purpose of the symposium is for string teachers to get together and exchange experiences and ideas that could enrich their teaching of violin, viola, cello and double bass. Several.


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