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Nerina von Mayer

Nerina studied in Cape Town, Vienna, and London and holds B.Mus. and M.Mus. degrees in Performance. Alternate Principal Flute in the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra and Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra for 16 years, she performed as a soloist with the CTSO, CTPO, and CAPAB orchestras and as a recitalist for the Cape Town Concert Club. She has recorded for the South African Broadcasting Company and is a well-known recitalist and chamber musician. After heading the Flute Department at the University of Cape Town’s College of Music for many years, she now acts as the External Examiner for Woodwinds at UCT and Stellenbosch University. She is also frequently asked to adjudicate at music competitions. She pursues a busy and varied freelance career, teaching and performing on a freelance basis with various Cape Town orchestras. She is a member of the chamber groups Hungarian Trio and Viviamo Per l’Arte, and loves arranging music. Married with two daughters, in her spare time she reads widely, enjoys beautiful gardens, and practices yoga.