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troika

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trio – viola,flute,cello

Martia Malherbe , currently aged 31, studied viola under Prof. John Wille at the University of the Free State, South Africa while completing a degree in Architecture. She was a member of the Free State Symphony Orchestra as well as the Sinfonia String Orchestra from 1998 to 2004, during which time she performed as soloist with both orchestras. Martia passed the UNISA and Royal Schools grade 8 exams with distinction in 1997, and obtained the Royal Schools of Music Performing Licentiate in 2002. While living in Dublin, Ireland from 2005 until 2007, she studied viola with Ronald Masin, and was the leader of the viola section of the Dublin Symphony Orchestra for 2 years. She currently lives in Cape Town and is a member of the Camerata Tinta Barocca chamber orchestra. She also performs regularly with various other chamber music groups

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Celeste Burger, aged 29, cellist and medical doctor, studied in Pretoria, where she performed along with the National Youth Orchestra from 2000 – 2002.  After obtaining grade 8 in cello, she also completed the B.Mus practical component in cello along with her medical degree.  Celeste is currently furthering her studies in cello in Cape Town, and has been performing with several groups for various events and weddings in the Western Cape.

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Mari-Louise Flanegan, 29 years of age, studied flute under the direction of Miss Patricia LaMusse at the Musicon of the Free State in Bloemfontein, from 1991 – 1999, and during this time completing grade 7 in flute with the Royal Schools of Music.  Simultaneously, she performed with various orchestras including the Welkom Wind Orchestra and the Free State Youth Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Sjoerd Alkema.  After obtaining a degree in Architecture at the University of the Free State, she moved to Cape Town, where she furthered her studies in flute with Bridget Salonen (previous solo Principal Flutist of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra).  She is currently completing her grade 8 exam (Royal Schools / Trinity Guildhall).  Mari-Louise has performed as flutist for several events and recordings in Bloemfontein, including weddings and drama performances.

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contact: M.Flanegan: 079 886 46 21 / Martia Malherbe: 082 323 9595

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