Bratislava Music Agency
841 06 Bratislava 4
Stringendo String Orchestra is a collaboration between Bloemhof Girl’s High and Paul Roos Gymnasium, neighbouring high schools in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The orchestra originally consisted of only a handful of players, but currently boasts 25 members. In the orchestra we aim to provide an opportunity for string players from these two schools to hone their skills, regardless of their proficiency. Any string player may join, as long as they are enthusiastic and willing to work hard. Stringendo has performed with various South African artists during local music festivals. They also regularly participate in eisteddfods. In 2018 they won the category for best senior string orchestra at the Stellenbosch Eisteddfod. They play a wide variety of music: from standard classics to film and popular music, as well as some traditional South African compositions. Stringendo participated in the 2011 Bratislava music festival, but for the current members of the orchestra this is their first international venture.
Amoré Steyn graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Performance (piano) and a Master’s Degree in Musicology. She also holds a Teacher’s Licenciate from the University of South Africa (UNISA). She has performed as soloist (piano) with different orchestras, and as violist she has also played in different local orchestras and ensembles. She has fifteen years’ experience as music teacher, in various schools in Gauteng and the Western Cape, South Africa. She is currently employed by Bloemhof Girls’ High School, where she teaches Piano, Theory, Music History and Creative Arts. In 2016 Amoré became the conductor of Stringendo Orchestra. Under her tutelage Stringendo has increased in size and was named best high school string orchestra at the 2018 Stellenbosch Eisteddfod.Back to the list of ensembles