Winand Grundling

By April 15, 2020Uncategorized

Winand Grundling completed his schooling at Brandwag High School in Uitenhage and obtained a BMus degree from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. He began his organ studies under Colin Campbell in 2002 and has since given organ recitals on national and international level. In 2006, Winand was chosen as one of seventeen organists worldwide to attend the Canadian International Organ Summer School in Calgary. He passed his ATCL Trinity Recital (Licentiate) examinations, as well as his Unisa Performance Licentiate with distinction. In 2012, he received the degree BMus Hons (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University with the guidance of Mario Nell. In 2012, Winand attended master classes presented by Professor Yin Kim (University of Seoul), as well as Professors Ton Koopman, Jean-Claude Zhender, Louis Bolliviard and Peter Planyavski at the International Haarlem Organ Summer School in the Netherlands, and Professor David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, USA. In 2014 and 2015, he attended the International Bach Academy in Amsterdam (Waalse Church) hosted by Jaques van Oortmerssen. On national level, Winand has won the following competitions and prizes: Overall winner of the ABSA National Youth Music Competition, Organ category winner at the ATKV Muziq Competition, the Charles Bryars Bursary, the SAMRO Merit Award, the Mabel Quick Music Bursary, as well as overall winner of the Unisa Overseas Music Bursary Competition, the ATKV Muziq Competition, and the SAKOV Overseas Music Bursary Competition. At the 2012 Klein-Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK), Winand received two Kanna Awards for his production, 14 Stasies van die Kruis – for Best Classical Music Production and Best Upcoming Artist. Winand is the organist of the Dutch Reformed Church Stellenbosch-Welgelegen and is an accompanist for various choirs and South African artists. Winand teaches music full-time at Parel-Vallei High School in Somerset West.

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