Anneke Lamont


Anneke Lamont (neé Van Heerden) had already played 12 Preludes and Fugues from the '48' by J.S.Bach when she was 12 years old as a student of Josias van der Merwe. She received a PhD in 2006 from the University of the Free State with Albie van Schalkwyk and Stephanus Muller as her promotors. As winner of the UNISA Overseas Scholarship as well as a SAMRO bursary in 1986, she furthered her studies in Hanover, Germany with Arie Vardi.

Anneke was involved in the performing of modern South African compositions through a project called 'Obelisk'. She was twice invited to perform at the RAU Master Piano Series. She participated in the project 'Zeno' with William Kentridge and Kevin Volans. Since 2000 she has performed regularly at National Music Festivals in Grahamstown, Franschhoek and Potchefstroom. She was the accompanist for cellists Alexander Ivashkin and Gary Hoffman on their concert tours of South Africa in 2005 and 2008 respectively. She has been an official accompanist for the UNISA International singing and string competitions since 1990.

In collaboration with Salon Music, she has recorded numerous albums and was the producer of Charl du Plessis's 'Piano Man' in 2009. Also in 2009, Anneke participated in masterclasses with Angela Hewitt on the interpretation of Bach's keyboard works. She has partnered Handri Loots, Anzel Gerber, Nicholas Nicolaidis and Christopher Duigan (in their Crowson Duo) over many years.

Anneke is an examiner for the UNISA Music Examinations and was on the screening panel for the 2008 International Piano competitions. She is a jury member for the ATKV Musiq competitions and was actively involved in the creation of the newly formed 'Musiqanto' for singers. She was also on the panel for the Artscape competition between 2011 and 2013. She is a member of Die Suid-­Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns and is associated with the Music Department at the University of Pretoria as a piano accompanist and coach. She is enrolled for post-doctoral studies at the University of Radboud in Nijmegen, Holland. She is currently the director of music at Oakhill School in Knysna in the Western Cape.

ZAKnysna, South Africa


Anneke Lamont
Profile ajoutée par SAMRO FOUNDATION le 25 Feb 2015