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VAN HEERDEN MORNE (South Africa)




Morné graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2001 with a BMus in Performance (cum laude). In 2009 he received a Performer's Licentiate in clarinet from the University of South Africa. As an orchestral musician Morné has played for the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra since 2000 and is currently their co-principal clarinettist. Other orchestras he freelances for include the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra and the Johannesburg Music Initiative. Morné is actively involved with South African new music. Various established composers such as Clare Loveday and Andile Khumalo liaise with him to write and promote clarinet music in South Africa. Commissions and world premieres include works by Kevin Volans, Robert Fokkens, Cameron Harris and Allan Stephenson. As an educator Morné has several diverse roles ranging from coaching clarinet students, and arranging for and directing orchestras at Kingsmead College in Johannesburg.  In addition to this he presents workshops on performance-related topics, and works with up-and-coming young South African composers. Morné regularly performs at national music festivals such as the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Klein Karoo Klassique, Aardklop and the Wakkerstroom Music Festival. He often collaborates with the pianist and published poet Lara Kirsten, presenting a unique combination of music and performance poetry. Morné recently became a National Artist for Yamaha in South Africa

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