Nina Fourie-Gouws was born in Pretoria, South Africa. She completed both her Bachelor and Masters in Music Performance degrees at the University of Pretoria and also received a Licentiate in Classical Guitar Teaching from the University of South Africa. In 2012 Fourie-Gouws obtained her Postgraduate in Music Performance with distinction from the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town. She is the first guitarist to receive these honours cum laude.
Fourie-Gouws has received masterclasses from a large number of international concert guitarists and pedagogues, including Carlos Bonell (Royal College of Music in London), Nikita Koshkin (Russia), Štěpán Rak (Czech Republic), Victor Villadangos (Argentina), Antigoni Goni (Greece) and Carlos Barbosa-Lima (Brazil), to name a few.
Nina Fourie-Gouws maintains an active concert schedule throughout Southern Africa with performances including multiple sold out performances and standing ovations at 2019 and 2020 SU Woordfees, Classical for All festival and Klein Karoo Klassique. She has performed as a guest artist on the South African television show, Kyknet’s Draadloos as well as a featured artist at the 2018 Volterra Guitar Project, in Italy. Since 2013 Nina Fourie-Gouws has been guitar lecturer at Stellenbosch Konservatorium where she teaches pre-undergraduate, undergraduate and postgraduate practical music studies as well as accompaniment, repertoire studies and teaching methodology.