Johanna Roos

Johanna Roos

Violin 1

Johanna Roos (violin 1) lectures part-time at the University of Pretoria and holds a MMus cum laude. In South Africa she has recorded the CD Violin Expressions with pianist Annalien Ball, appeared on Kyknet Television with guitarist Abri Jordaan and also performed with artists such as Wim Viljoen and Anzél Gerber.  She played ad hock for the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa. In the UK she worked as Assistant Violin teacher at the Yehudi Menuhin School and was an artist for Music in Hospitals, performing with Elena Nalimova and as soloist (Dvorak Violin Concerto) with the Southbank Sinfonia.

She toured Canada, Belgium and Germany as leader of the second violins of the Jeunesse Musicales World Symphony Orchestra 94/95. In 1995 she won the string category of the ATKV Forte Competition and was awarded a SAMRO scholarship and Overseas Scholarship from UNISA. She continued her studies at the Royal College of Music (London) with an Associated Board Scholarship and obtained the Postgraduate Diploma (Solo- and Ensemble Recitalist) cum laude, under the tutelage of Natalia Boyarsky. She has transcribed Children’s Lullabies for String quartet and recorded it on CD My Slaapliedjies.

Ane van Staden

Ané van Staden

Violin 2

Ané van Staden (neé du Toit) (violin 2) is currently a MMus student at the University of Pretoria, under the tutelage of Irene Tsoniff. Since 2008, Ané has been active as chamber musician and soloist. She has had masterclasses with world-renowned violinists Ivry Gitlis, Natalia Lomeiko, Daniel Rowland and Frank Stadler. Ané completed her BMus degree (cum laude) in 2011 under the tutelage of Johanna Roos.

During her years of study she was awarded numerous prizes such as the prestigious DJ Roode Overseas Scholarship for Teachers at the UNISA Overseas Scholarship Competition in 2010, and the Jennie Perreira Prize for Strings and the Overall Second Prize at the UNISA South African Scholarship Competition in 2009. Ané was also awarded a Pretorium trust Bursary in 2008 and 2010. She was selected to participate in the UNISA National String Competition and she was also chosen as the concert master of the Miagi Youth Orchestra in 2009. In addition, Ané appeared as soloist with Miagi in 2012 and toured Germany and Austria in with them. In addition to performing with the quartet, Ané teaches violin at Southdowns College and maintains a private studio.

 

Johanna Roos

Johanna Roos

Violin 1

Johanna Roos (violin 1) lectures part-time at the University of Pretoria and holds a MMus cum laude. In South Africa she has recorded the CD Violin Expressions with pianist Annalien Ball, appeared on Kyknet Television with guitarist Abri Jordaan and also performed with artists such as Wim Viljoen and Anzél Gerber.  She played ad hock for the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa. In the UK she worked as Assistant Violin teacher at the Yehudi Menuhin School and was an artist for Music in Hospitals, performing with Elena Nalimova and as soloist (Dvorak Violin Concerto) with the Southbank Sinfonia.

She toured Canada, Belgium and Germany as leader of the second violins of the Jeunesse Musicales World Symphony Orchestra 94/95. In 1995 she won the string category of the ATKV Forte Competition and was awarded a SAMRO scholarship and Overseas Scholarship from UNISA. She continued her studies at the Royal College of Music (London) with an Associated Board Scholarship and obtained the Postgraduate Diploma (Solo- and Ensemble Recitalist) cum laude, under the tutelage of Natalia Boyarsky. She has transcribed Children’s Lullabies for String quartet and recorded it on CD My Slaapliedjies.

Ane van Staden

Ané van Staden

Violin 2

Ané van Staden (neé du Toit) (violin 2) is currently a MMus student at the University of Pretoria, under the tutelage of Irene Tsoniff. Since 2008, Ané has been active as chamber musician and soloist. She has had masterclasses with world-renowned violinists Ivry Gitlis, Natalia Lomeiko, Daniel Rowland and Frank Stadler. Ané completed her BMus degree (cum laude) in 2011 under the tutelage of Johanna Roos.

During her years of study she was awarded numerous prizes such as the prestigious DJ Roode Overseas Scholarship for Teachers at the UNISA Overseas Scholarship Competition in 2010, and the Jennie Perreira Prize for Strings and the Overall Second Prize at the UNISA South African Scholarship Competition in 2009. Ané was also awarded a Pretorium trust Bursary in 2008 and 2010. She was selected to participate in the UNISA National String Competition and she was also chosen as the concert master of the Miagi Youth Orchestra in 2009. In addition, Ané appeared as soloist with Miagi in 2012 and toured Germany and Austria in with them. In addition to performing with the quartet, Ané teaches violin at Southdowns College and maintains a private studio.