Louis Heyneman

Louis Heyneman

Chief Executive , Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
Cape Town
+27 (0)21 410 9809
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Louis Heyneman graduated from the University of Stellenbosch(South Africa) with a B. Mus and Honours B. Journalism (cum laude) in 1980. In his student years he became the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, Die Matie, and started his career as a music and art journalist at the Afrikaans daily newspaper, Die Burger.

In 1983 he was awarded a scholarship from the Rotary Foundation for post-graduate studies and completed a Masters in Journalism at one of the world’s foremost institutes for journalistic studies, the University of Columbia-Missouri in the USA.

In 1987 he became the deputy editor of De Kat Magazine and in 1991 he was appointed the Director of the Oude Meester Foundation for the Performing Arts. He has been the Chief Executive of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra since 2001.

Over the years he has served on several boards and committees. He is a director of the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival in Oudtshoorn and the vice-chair of the Association of Professional Orchestras of South Africa. He still writes about music and runs a column about classical music in Die Burger.

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