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Classical Guitar Workshops

Do not miss out on this upcoming Classical Guitar workshops for guitar learners which will be presented by the acclaimed South African guitarist, Abri Jordaan, in Pretoria (20 July), Cape Town (27 July) and Bloemfontein (3 August). More information on the workshops are supplied in the attached documents.

Abri Jordaan is involved in many aspects of promoting the classical guitar. As performer, he gives solo recitals and collaborates with manyof the country’s leading musicians. He was a member of Duo Abryvon (with Belgian guitarist Yvon Syx) for seven years, produced several radio and television recordings, and had a successful concert tour throughout Europe. He has also performed the Giuliani Op. 30 Concerto with various orchestras.

Jordaan published a number of his own compositions, as well as a book with Afrikaans folksongs for guitar beginners. More recent publications are the transcription of 21 Afrikaans art songs, and well-known South African compositions for solo guitar as well as guitar quartet. He has published various articles on guitar technique and notation in Musicus as well as the Dutch journal El Maestro. In addition to conducting workshops and adjudicating at competititons, Jordaan was a specialist guitar examiner for Unisa. He taught guitar at Pretoria Boys High and the University of Pretoria, where he initiated a successful postgraduate programme. In 2013 he became a member of EGTA (the European Guitar Teacher’s Association), and in 2014 he received a certificate for excellence in teaching from Unisa. He recorded a video for the Spanish embassy as part of their Programa Ventana project and gave a concert with the Mexican guitarist Manuel Rubio, as part of the Mexican embassy’s celebration of 30 years’ collaboration with South Africa. Jordaan also produced a video recording documenting Torres guitar copy, built by local luthier Hans van den Berg.

Click on the links below to read more:

Electronic Newsletter
About Abri Jordaan
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