Robert de Vries

Robert started learning music in the New Apostolic Church. He attended the Beau Soleil Music Centre for his practical music tuition and matriculated from Wynberg Boys High School. Robert has been a member of the South African National Youth Wind Ensemble and Orchestra as well as the Cape Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble and Orchestra. 

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Claire de Kock

Claire was born in Cape Town and began playing music at the tender age of 4, starting classical saxophone at age 10. She attended Westerford High School and was awarded a Grade 8 Certificate, passing with distinction with the highest mark in the Western Cape, in classical saxophone from the Trinity College of Music. During primary and high school, she attended the Beau Soleil Music Centre and studied classical saxophone with John Rojas, as well as performing in the Jazz Band with Frank Mallows, where she was able to hone her improvising skills, and the Senior Wind Ensemble. 

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Carla Ferreira

Carla Ferreira completed a BMus degree, specializing in clarinet performance, at Stellenbosch University with Cum Laude in 2013; also receiving the Rector’s Award for Academic Excellence. Whilst studying towards this degree she obtained her UNISA Licentiate in Clarinet Performance with Cum Laude in 2012. 

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Matthew Ferrandi

Matthew Ferrandi studied BMus (Hons) clarinet performance at UCT and graduated with distinction in clarinet and chamber music in 2014.  He also took piano lessons from a young age and studied piano at UCT with Albie van Schalkwyk.  He accompanies all his students.  After pursuing a course of legal studies at UCT, Matthew has moved full-time back into the music world, and is passionate about encouraging the pursuit of excellence in teaching, chamber music and solo performance.

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