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Harpist South Africa
This South African based Harpist, majored in harp at the University of Pretoria were she was awarded scholarships for outstanding performance.
She toured South America as harp soloist with the South African Broadcasting Corporation Junior Orchestra. Kobie continued her studies with Ventura Rosenthal and Kathleen Alister and took master classes in Europe with international harp virtuosi including Edward Witsenburg, Susanna Mildonian and Daphne Boden.
Kobie has performed with most of the major symphony orchestras of South Africa, as well as making solo and duo recordings for the SABC, included on her previous CD. She also has extensive experience as a soloist and in chamber groups in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and Catalonia, Spain.
Some of Kobie’s fondest harp memories include performing the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto as well as the Debussy Danses with various orchestras in South Africa. She played in the orchestras that accompanied Luciano Pavarotti (Stellenbosch, SA) and José Carreras (Segovia, Spain), and performed with Dutch harpist Edward Witsenburg, in Barcelona.
She loves performing concerts on three of her harps, the Celtic, Austrian Folk, and Concert harp to demonstrate the variety of sound effects and possibilities on the different instruments, as well as in duo with flute, cello, oboe and voice accompaniment.
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