Johanna Roos

Johanna Roos

Violin 1

Johanna Roos (violin 1) is a passionate chamber musician. She teaches violin and coach chamber music from home and has lectured part-time at the University of Pretoria since 2005. She has adjudicated numerous Festivals and Eisteddfods, including the Final of the ATKV Muziq competition. As a student she toured Canada, Belgium and Germany with the Jeunesse Musicales World Symphony Orchestra 94/95 and to Moscow with SANYO 1998.

In South Africa she obtained her MMus cum laude at UP. After winning the string category of the ATKV Forte Competition in 1995, she was awarded a SAMRO scholarship and won the Overseas Scholarship Competition (Nina Barry and DJ Roode) 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. 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.

Johanna participated in Geza Szilvay’s Colourstrings Workshops in London and it still has a profound impact on her approach as pedagogue. In South Africa she played ad hock for the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa and has performed as soloist with many orchestras. She recorded the CD Violin Expressions with Annalien Ball and is the leader of String quartet, Evolution of 4.

Ane van Staden

Ané van Staden

Violin 2

Ané van Staden (neé du Toit) (violin 2) obtained her MMus (cum laude) in Violin Performance from the University of Pretoria in 2015 under Irene Tsoniff. Since 2008, Ané has been active as chamber musician and soloist. She has had lessons and master classes with violinists Ivry Gitlis, Corina Belcea, Natalia Lomeiko, Daniel Rowland and Frank Stadler.

During her years of study she had lessons with Johanna Roos, and 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. This enabled her to further her musical education in the UK. Ané was also awarded a Pretorium trust Bursary in 2008 and 2010. In 2009 she was selected to participate in the UNISA National String Competition and chosen as a concert master of the Miagi Orchestra. Between 2009 and 2014, she toured Europe with Miagi performing at festivals such as the Young Euro Classic Festival, Schleswig-holstein Festival and the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele. She also appeared as soloist with Miagi in 2012.

Ané is a founding member of the Evolution of 4 String Quartet and performs with them throughout the country since 2012. In 2014. Ané was appointed as the concertmaster of the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015 and often appears with them as soloist. She also performs with the JPO, JMI and other South African orchetras on a freelance basis. She shares her passion for the violin through teaching and maintains a private violin studio.

Johanna Roos

Johanna Roos

Violin 1

Johanna Roos (violin 1) is a passionate chamber musician. She teaches violin and coach chamber music from home and has lectured part-time at the University of Pretoria since 2005. She has adjudicated numerous Festivals and Eisteddfods, including the Final of the ATKV Muziq competition. As a student she toured Canada, Belgium and Germany with the Jeunesse Musicales World Symphony Orchestra 94/95 and to Moscow with SANYO 1998.

In South Africa she obtained her MMus cum laude at UP. After winning the string category of the ATKV Forte Competition in 1995, she was awarded a SAMRO scholarship and won the Overseas Scholarship Competition (Nina Barry and DJ Roode) 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. 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.

Johanna participated in Geza Szilvay’s Colourstrings Workshops in London and it still has a profound impact on her approach as pedagogue. In South Africa she played ad hock for the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa and has performed as soloist with many orchestras. She recorded the CD Violin Expressions with Annalien Ball and is the leader of String quartet, Evolution of 4.

Ane van Staden

Ané van Staden

Violin 2

Ané van Staden (neé du Toit) (violin 2) obtained her MMus (cum laude) in Violin Performance from the University of Pretoria in 2015 under Irene Tsoniff. Since 2008, Ané has been active as chamber musician and soloist. She has had lessons and master classes with violinists Ivry Gitlis, Corina Belcea, Natalia Lomeiko, Daniel Rowland and Frank Stadler.

During her years of study she had lessons with Johanna Roos, and 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. This enabled her to further her musical education in the UK. Ané was also awarded a Pretorium trust Bursary in 2008 and 2010. In 2009 she was selected to participate in the UNISA National String Competition and chosen as a concert master of the Miagi Orchestra. Between 2009 and 2014, she toured Europe with Miagi performing at festivals such as the Young Euro Classic Festival, Schleswig-holstein Festival and the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele. She also appeared as soloist with Miagi in 2012.

Ané is a founding member of the Evolution of 4 String Quartet and performs with them throughout the country since 2012. In 2014. Ané was appointed as the concertmaster of the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015 and often appears with them as soloist. She also performs with the JPO, JMI and other South African orchetras on a freelance basis. She shares her passion for the violin through teaching and maintains a private violin studio.