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n South African Journal of Cultural History - South African students at the Conservatorium of Music in Amsterdam, 1903-1922

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Abstract


In die tydperk 1903-1922 kan onder die studente van die Amsterdamse Musiekkonservatorium altesaam sewe geïdentifiseer word wat 'n verbintenis met Suid-Afrika gehad het. Die Nederlands-gebore Dirk Balfoort het ongeveer tien jaar van sy jeug in Pretoria deurgebring en later die diploma in vioolspel by die Conservatorium behaal. Die name van Hermi(e)ne Pet (klavier, Ermelo), Millie van Geuns (klavier, Johannesburg), Siegfried Bähler (viool, Johannesburg), Sabina Matthijsen (klavier, Pretoria) en mej. W.H. van Gorkom (klavier, Johannesburg) is ingesluit in die Conservatorium se jaarboeke met die Suid-Afrikaanse plekke van herkoms by hulle name. Hulle het almal die diploma geslaag, en Millie van Geuns het daarbenewens die "Prijs van Uitnemendheid" voltooi. Volgens die South African Music Encyclopediahet Hester Boshoff (sang, Potchefstroom) ook by die Conservatorium studeer, maar geen bewys kon daarvoor gevind word nie.

For the period 1903-1922 at the Amsterdam Conservatorium of Music, seven students can be identified who had South African connections. The Dutch-born Dirk Balfoort spent about ten years of his early life in Pretoria and later obtained the diploma in violin playing of the Conservatorium. Hermi(e)ne Pet (piano, Ermelo), Millie van Geuns (piano, Johannesburg), Siegfried Bähler (violin, Johannesburg), Sabina Matthijsen (piano, Pretoria) and Miss W.H. van Gorkom (piano, Johannesburg) were entered in the Conservatorium's year books with the names of South African towns next to their names. They all achieved the diploma, with Millie van Geuns also completing the "Prize of Excellence". According to the South African Music Encyclopedia, Hester Boshoff (singing, Potchefstroom) was apparently also enrolled at the Conservatorium, but no proof of that could be found.

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2006-11-01
2016-12-03
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