Althea is a world-renowned concert and session musician. She thrives on live performances and has excellent sight-reading skills. In her own words; “I love to see people’s reactions while I play. This is why I memorize every note – to see stoic faces and frowns turn to serene smiles.” Her unique approach to performance allows Althea to gauge the audience’s reactions and customize each performance. 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.
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.
VIVALDI, CONCERTO IN C MAJOR, RV444
TELEMANN 12 FANTASIAS NO. 11 & 12
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.
Competitions & Prizes
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.
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.
Berklee College of Music, Bachelor of Music – Summa Cum Laude
Althea holds a Diploma in Performance from the Royal Colleges of Music.
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