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Juanita Du Plessis

 
Name: Juanita Du Plessis
Location: Seaforth, Sydney
Australia 2090
Contact: Contact: 0420609826 0r juanitaduplessis@hotmail.com

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Additional Info: Professional Qualifications:

2005: University of Stellenbosch – South Africa
Honours degree in Music Performance (Cum Laude)

2002 – 2004: University of Stellenbosch – South Africa
Bachelors in Music Performance and Education


School education:

1997 – 2001: Pro Arte Alphen Park High School – South Africa


Employment History: Performance:

April 2009 to December 2012:
Violinist of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) (South Africa)

My duties as an orchestral employee included studying and learning different scores, preparing for rehearsals, performing symphony concerts, performing ballet and opera concerts throughout the year, participating in educational school concerts.

I was appointed as the section leader in various concerts.

I also performed as a violinist with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra

Reason for leaving employment:

The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra is in severe financial difficulty and has not paid its artists in several months. I have decided to pursue other opportunities.

August 2006 to March 2009
Violinist of the Kwazulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (South Africa)

My duties as an orchestral employee included Studying and learning different scores, preparing for rehearsals, performing symphony concerts, performing ballet and opera concerts throughout the year, participating in educational school concerts. Acting as section leader in certain concerts

Member of Baroque 2000, a chamber music group that regularly performed in the Kwazulu Natal area

Reason for leaving employment:

I accepted a position in the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra.


December 2005
Violinist in chamber music group touring China

Performance of a range of music concerts in the South of China, in various concert halls.

January 2004 to December 2005 (whilst completing studies)
Extra violinist

For the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra and the Kwazulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, South Africa

February 2003 to December 2005 (whilst completing studies)
Concertmaster for the Stellenbosch University Orchestra




Employment History: Teaching:

May 2011 to February 2013
Permanent, part-time violin teacher at Kingsmead College, Johannesburg

My duties included the provision of instrumental tuition (violin) and tuition in music theory in both the Junior and Senior School, the support and preparation of students for scheduled concerts and external exams (including Royal Schools of Music and Trinity), and the preparation of end of term reports and feedback.

September 2006 to March 2009
Permanent, part-time violin teacher at Durban Music School

My duties principally entailed instrumental tuition in violin (individual lessons as well as chamber music lessons). Students were required to play in the school orchestra where I taught them about orchestral playing, music and instruments. I had to enroll and prepare students for internal exams (at which I also adjudicated) as well as external music exams.

March 2002 to November 2005
Self-employed music teacher

Taught 12 students privately (music theory and instrumental tuition). Students varied from beginners’ level to Grade 8.

February 2002 to November 2003
Violin tutor: University of Stellenbosch

My duties included teaching scholars and first year students
Additional Specialisms: Orchestral Playing, Session Work, Solo Performance, Contemporary Music, Jazz
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