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Hannes Oosthuizen / Bio

Brought up in the small Town of Marquard in the Free State, I started playing the piano at the age of 5. I use to listen to my mother’s friend’s children exercising their piano lessons and then played the music by ear. I started singing at a very early age and use to sing in the school choir.
I started piano lessons at the age of 8 years. I also started clarinet lessons and used to jazz-up my own tunes. Never the less, I did not finnish the training.
I went to the Technical High School in Kroonstad, and was chosen for the Free Sate youth choir in 1983. I went to Europe and Israel and sang in organized concerts at the South African Embassies, and participated in the 13th Zimraya Choir festival in Israel.
In Std 8 I started formal training at the Technical College in Kroonstad, and specialized in Lieder and very light opera Music.
I was chosen for the Canaries, (South African Defense Force Choir and Concert Group) When I l left school in 1986 to do my compulsory army service.
After I finished my Training, I did an audition with the State Theatre Opera House at the then Performing Arts Council of the Transvaal, and was chosen for the ad-hoc Chorus. I started singing at PACT in 1989, and left in 1999, after the closing down of the Department. I performed with big names like our own Mimi Coertze, as well as Maestro’s George Dubell, and Gerhard Korsten to name a few. I performed in Opera’s and Musicals like Lohengrin, La Traviata, I Puritani, Tosca, Der Fleudermouse, Camelot, The Chareviets, etc.
I started singing in the Free Voices in 2000, also performed at the Miss South Africa Pageant the same year. We made 4 Recordings in the time that I was a member the Free Voices
In 2008, I established a recording name and company ( Capricorn Studios)in conjunction with my Brother and his wife, who is a professional Gospel singer,
I recorded my first duet album in 2008, and also performed at the Aardklop Festival as well as the Rose Festival, and Street Carnival. My passion is to help local young artists to make theit dreams a reality.
I was involved in many Charity organizations in the North West province, and I am proud to give back to the community in sharing my God Given Talent and helping people that are less privileged .
I have a passion for the performing arts, and creative arts, and also paint. Some of my Paintings are exhibited in the local art galleries. I also create beautiful homes for my clients, by decorating and Interior Design, and was involved in a few wonderful projects. Singing became a hobby, and I do it for the love of the music……

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Hannes Oosthuizen
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/hannesoosthuizen
Genres
Classical / Contemporary / Acoustic

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Location
ZA