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The Three Stooges recording session

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...

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Meeting a Stradivari descendant

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! During his trip to Italy in June 2013, he visited his close friend,...

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Recording at the Singapore Conservatory

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...

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Practising everywhere

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...

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Knowing Me, Knowing You — Ms Catrien Wentink

Date of appointment: 1 February 2016 Qualifications completed: BMus, MMus, PGCE, UNISA performance licentiate in two pianos and Royals Schools solo piano performance licentiate. Teaching responsibilities: I am teaching music theory for the DM, BA and BMus students....

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