Flutist

Althea Steynberg

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.

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

Vivaldi Concertos form the core of Althea’s recorder expertise. She studied with the top lecturers in the field of Baroque music in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and The Netherlands, including renowned performers such as Eric Bosgraaf, Danielle Caminiti, Marco Postinghel & David Bellugi.  In 2018 she was chosen as one of 12 students to study with Maurice Steger at the Gstaad Baroque Academy and perform in the Hotel Ermitage, Saanen, CH.  This performance was recorded at the Jan Cilliers concert with Mandy Low and the Baroque orchestra where she was invited to perform as a guest. 

TELEMANN 12 FANTASIAS NO. 11 & 12

Telemann Fantasias are for solo recorder, exposing the performer’s technical abilities and breath control to the scrutiny of the audience. After receiving a masterclass from Stefan Temmingh and Karen van Heerden, a lecturer at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz, she competed in the University of South Africa’s bursary competition with this work and won the Du Toit-van Tonder prize for excellence in music performance.

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

1st Prize, Catagory 14-15 years

Philip H Moore

Best Overall Performer

Young Performer Awards Competition,

National Eisteddfod Acadamy 

Top 4 junior musicians in the World

World Championships of Performing Arts

2nd Prize, Overall 

Hubert van der Spuy

Du Toit van Tonder Prize

UNISA Competition

1st Prize Junior & Senior

Il Vento National Woodwind Competition

Woodwind Runner-up 

National Youth Music Competition

1st Prize Overall Woodwinds

Roedean, Lovemore, Yamaha Competition

Noteworthy Performances

Multiple Solo Concerto Performances

Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra

Solo Concerto Performance

Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Solo Concerto Performance

Audire Sountrack Orchestra & Choir

Solo Chamber Performance with Dieter Weitz, Marco Beltrami & Daniele Caminiti

Collaborative Performance with Neo Motsatse 

Solo Concerto Performance

Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Solo Concerto Performance

Audire Sountrack Orchestra & Choir

Solo Chamber Performance with Dieter Weitz, Marco Beltrami & Daniele Caminiti

Masterclasses With

Maurice Steger

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.

 

David Bellugi

Jeremias Schwarzer

Stefan Temmingh

Salamon Soma

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.

 

Karen van Heerden

Eric Bosgraaf

Education

Berklee College of Music, Bachelor of Music – Summa Cum Laude

ABRSMDip

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

Performers Diploma in Recorder

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