Flutist

Althea Steynberg

 

 

 

Althea is an accomplished concert and session flutist that works out of the Boston area.  Althea is a performer.  Whether she plays Avant-Garde or Telemann Sonatas, she transfixes audiences around the world with her charismatic interpretations and flawless technique.  Althea is currently finishing her BMUS in Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music with Flute as principle instrument.  She is the principal flutist of the Sinfonietta Composer Orchestra and manages media outreach on the board of the Berklee Flute Society.  Althea loves performing solo as well as with interesting ensemble groups, and full orchestras.  Reach out to Althea here for collaborations, recording sessions and performances.

Performances

CHAMINADE CONCERTINO – FINAL ROUND OF YMCA
The Chaminade Concerto is regarded as one of the top classical flute masterpieces that require both technical virtuosity and authentic musicality to master. This performance features Althea as a soloist with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra at the Final Round of the National Youth Music Competition of South Africa as one of the top 6 young classical musicians in South Africa. Later that year she performed at the Rodean Yamaha Competition where she walked away with the first prize.
MERCADANTE CONCERTO IN E MINOR, RONDO RUSSO
The Mercadante Concerto in e minor, Rondo Russo, forms part of the diploma repertoire of the University of South Africa. After masterclasses with Helen Vosloo and Raffaele Trevisani, Althea performed this piece as a soloist with both the Johannesburg and Randburg Symphony Orchestras in the prestigious Linder Auditorium at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
JS BACH, SONATA IN E MAJOR – SOLO CONCERT AT NELSON MANDELA SQUARE
Originally for traverse flute, this work returns to the early baroque ideas and requires the player to consider period-relevant performance techniques. Althea studied traverse flute with Wendy Rolfe, 1st flutist of the Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Althea performed this work at the Nelson Mandela Square Theater as a part of her solo concert in 2016. Later on, she performed it as part of her final performance program for her ABRSM Diploma.
POPP, KLEINES FLUITKONZERT – IL VENTO WOODWIND COMPETITION
Der Kleines Fluitkonzert is a newly discovered work by Wilhelm Popp. In 2013, Althea was chosen to appear in a masterclass with Lady and Sir James Galway in their tour to the University of Cape Town. Following the masterclass series, she continued to the Il Vento National Woodwind Competition, South Africa, where she won both the Junior and Senior sections in 2014 and 2016 respectively.

Competitions

1st Prize Junior & Senior

Il Vento National Woodwind Competition

Woodwind Runner-up

National Youth Music Competition

1st Prize Overall Woodwinds 

Roedean, Lovemore, Yamaha Competition

Semi-final round

Philip H Moore Competition

Junior Best Classical Musician for 5 years

National Eisteddfod Academy Young Performers Competition

Noteworthy Performances

Solo Concerto Performance with 

Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra

1st flutist with

Suzanni Cianni @ Berklee

Solo Concerto Performance with

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

Collaborative duet performance with Masayo Ishigure @ Berklee

Solo Concerto Performance with 

Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra

Solo performance at

MIT for Virtual Reality Course 

Solo Concerto Performance with

Rand Symphony Orchestra

Solo performances at

Auto & General Theater on the Square

Professors

Tiensie Lategan

Althea Studied with Tiensie from 2007-2017

Helen Vosloo

Althea studied with Helen from Jan-Aug 2018

Fernando Bradao

Althea studied with Fernando in Fall 2018 focussing on Brazillian dance music and improvisation.

Wendy Rolfe

Althea has been studying with Wendy since Fall 2018 focussing on Baroque music and articulation.

Masterclasses With

Sir James Galway

In 2015 Althea was chosen to perform in a masterclass with James Galway at the University of Cape Town.  He coached her on tone, fluidity of technique and performance techniques.

Raffaele Travisani

In 2017 Althea performed in a Master class with Raffaele Travisani.  He coached her on the theater of performance and techniques of the ultra register of the flute.

Accompanists

Trix Lotter

Sonja van Zyl

Annelien Ball

Education

ABRSMDip

Althea holds a Diploma in Performance from the Royal Colleges of Music.

Grade 8

Althea holds the highest achievable grade examination from the University of South Africa.