Description: Sharon 2015 Tags: Sharon 2015Jeanne-Louise Moolman
Department: Odeion String Quartet / Music
Musiek IB36 Office: 46A 204
+27 51 401 9346

Jeanne-Louise Moolman
was appointed as violist of the Odeion String Quartet and senior lecturer at the Odeion School of Music at the University of the Free State in 2008.

She studied under Prof Alan Solomon at the University of Pretoria, where she obtained the BMus and BMus Hons degrees with distinction.

She subsequently also studied in Salzburg under Thomas Riebl. As a student, she won, among others, the ATKV Forté and Oude Meester competitions and in 1985 she was the first winner of the University of Natal 75th Anniversary Prize.

She is an experienced musician who regularly performs with some of our country’s foremost musicians in various chamber music combinations. Jeanne-Louise was one of the founding members of the Rosamunde String Quartet, which was one of the leading string quartets in the country for 10 years.

Other musicians with whom she has performed include the violists Gérard Korsten, Philippe Graffin, the pianists Leslie Howard and Albie van Schalkwyk, and the clarinettist Robert Pickup. Jeanne-Louise has given numerous solo performances in South Africa (including Pretoria, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Kroonstad and Potchefstroom) and in Zimbabwe (Harare and Bulawayo).

As soloist, she has performed with various orchestras in the country, among them the KZNPO (Durban), the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa (Pretoria), NAPOP (Pretoria) and the Free State Symphony Orchestra (Bloemfontein). In 2012, she was invited to perform at the International Viola Congress in Rochester, New York. On that occasion, she performed the world premiere of Matthijs van Dijk’s Viola Sonata No. 2, “Sukulala”, which had been composed specifically for her.

In 1994, the well-known South African composer Stefans Grové dedicated his Sonata for Viola and Piano to Jeanne-Louise and her husband Piet Moolman. In 2008, she performed the world premiere of Grové’s Concerto for Flute and Viola with the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa, after which she was invited to perform the work at the International Viola Congress in Stellenbosch.

Jeanne-Louise has had more than twenty years experience as principal violist of several professional orchestras in Gauteng and the Free State.


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