Lamont & Friends

In “All Beethoven”

16 May 2019 ~ Odeion ~ 19:30

The Odeion School of Music invites you to “Lamont & Friends” with a special all Beethoven programme.

Anneke Lamont started her career at the age of twelve years and was a pupil of Josias van der Merwe. She won the UNISA Overseas Scholarship and continued her studies in Hannover (Germany) under Arie Vardi. She was also taught by Lamar Crowson, Joseph Stanford, Albie van Schalkwyk and Madeleine Buffler. She received a PhD from the UFS in 2006. Anneke is an active performing artist, and Head of Piano studies at the OSM since July 2018. She has served on screening panels for UNISA Piano International Competitions. She has made several recordings and in collaboration with various artists; she has also performed on the national and international stage. Anneke invited the following guest musicians to join in this all Beethoven programme: Albertus Engelbrecht (tenor), Anmari van der Westhuizen (cello), Pieter Joubert (violin), Matthew Eshun (violin) and Danrè Strydom (clarinet).

Albertus Engelbrecht was appointed in opera houses of Nürnberg and Passau (Germany) for a total of seventeen years where he sang a diversity of leading roles such as Orfeo in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, Ulisse in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’incorronazione di Poppea (all three operas under direction of Kobie van Rensburg), Ramiro in Rossini's La Cenerentola, Duca in Verdi's Rigoletto, Belmonte in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Guest contracts have taken him to Luzern (Switzerland) and Los Angeles (USA). As concert singer, he performed regularly in Berlin, Frankfurt, Mainz and Vienna. A highlight of his career was concerts of Medelssohn's Walpurgisnacht in the Teatro San Carlo (Naples, Italy). Since 2016 Mr Albertus Engelbrecht is lecturer in singing at the OSM.

Danrè Strydom has established herself as one of South Africa’s premier solo, chamber and orchestral musicians through her global concert experience. She began her musical training in Namibia and after attending the Interlochen Arts Camp (USA), she began her formal studies with Heinrich Armer (UFS). She furthered her studies at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where she worked with renowned clarinetists Eli Eban and Eric Hoeprich. She holds two master’s degrees in Clarinet and Bass Clarinet Performance from the Royal Conservatory (Ghent University) and recently completed her PhD at the OSM. Danrè studied conducting with various established conductors, including the late Chris Dowdeswell and Dirk Brosse. After playing clarinet/bass clarinet for the award-winning Brussels Philharmonic from 2009 to 2013, she accepted a position as woodwind lecturer at the OSM.

Pieter Joubert is a Gr. 11 learner at Sentraal High School and receives lessons from Francois Henkins. In 2017-8 he was chosen as the best senior string player at the Bloemfontein Eisteddfod. In 2017 he performed as soloist with the FSSO during their concerto festival. He is concertmaster of the FSYO and regularly performs with the SMA Sinfonietta. During the 2017-8 Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival, he was selected as member of the Festival Orchestra. He also took part in the Gauteng and Franschhoek Chamber Music Festivals.

Matthew Eshun is a student from Ghana studying towards a BMusHons degree in violin performance with Samson Diamond as well as Cultural Musicology at the OSM. He is currently the principal second in both the OSM Camerata and and FSYO and has received masterclasses from David Bester. He is also a research assistant at the OSM.

Anmari van der Westhuizen graduated from the University of Stellenbosch (BMusHons), from the Mozarteum, Salzburg (Grosses Diplom), and from the Hochschule für Musik (Cologne) with Maria Kliegel (Konzertexamen). In 2013 Anmari received her PhD from the University of Pretoria. She has won prestigious competitions including the ATKV Forte Competition, the SABC Competition and the Oude Meester Competition. Anmari has performed in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Faroe Islands, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
    • Adelaide, Op. 46
    • Sonata in F major (Spring Sonata), Op. 24 No. 5
    • Sonata in A minor, Op. 23 No. 4
    • Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69
    • Clarinet Trio in B flat major, Op. 11
    • Rondo e capriccio Op. 129 for piano


  • R130 (adults)
  • *R70 (pensioners)
  • *R70 (UFS staff)
  • *R50 (students, learners and block bookings of 10+)

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*Please note that tickets for pensioners, students, learners and UFS staff can only be purchased at a Computicket outlet (Shoprite Checkers) or at the doors since a valid card or ID has to be presented to qualify for the above mentioned discount.

Ninette Pretorius (tel. 051 401 2504)

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