“Nina Fourie-Gouws has an effervescent quality and a passion for the guitar that comes across in both her personality and her playing” (Antigoni Goni, Professor of guitar at Brussels Royal Conservatory).
Nina is a part-time guitar lecturer at Stellenbosch Konservatorium and maintains an active concert schedule throughout Southern Africa. Nina also completed her Bachelors in Music Performance degree at the University of Pretoria and also received a licentiate in Classical Guitar Teaching from the University of South Africa. She 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.
In 2012 and 2014 she was invited to partake and perform in the Volterra Project Summer School in Tuscany, Italy. Nina has also performed as a guest artist on the South African television show, Kyknet’s Draadloos.
Nina has received masterclasses from a large number of famous concert guitarist and pedagogues, including Carlos Bonell (Royal College of music in London), Nikita Koshkin (Russia), Marco Tamayo (Cuba), Štěpán Rak (Czech Republic), Victor Villadangos (Argentina), Goran Krivokapic (Montenegro), Antigoni Goni (Greece) and Carlos Barbosa-Lima (Brazil), to name a few.