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Condensed Version: 15/12/2008

Adri started her career at the early age of seven and moved on to perform in various top youth orchestras such as The National Youth Orchestra, as co-concertmaster. This Youth Orchestra  toured Scotland in 1994 and opened the prestigious Aberdeen International Youth Arts Festival as the guest orchestra. Recordings were made by BBC of this highly successful concert which has been broadcasted worldwide.
In 1992 she performed as soloist in The Youth Concerto Festival with the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra.
After receiving her B.Mus degree in Performing Arts at the University of Pta, she has established herself as a permanent member of the National Symphony Orchestra since 1994. During her studies, she was awarded with several bursaries from Adcock Ingram as well as the university as a result of exceptionally high marks achieved.
After about 12 years of playing only classical music in professional orchestras countrywide as well as overseas, such as The Aarhus Symphony Orchestra in Denmark in 1999, and the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra since 2000, she decided to broaden her horizons and became involved in the light music industry as a soloist and also part of different high profile bands, performers and shows, such as Harvest Moon, Roll Over Beethoven, Rock Me Amadeus and Celtic Rock, where she performed as a solo violinist in various Barnyard theatres countrywide.
She also toured the country and internationally with the well-known Afrikaans singer, Steve Hofmeyr, in his "Platinum Treffers" show in 2005. Other well-known artists she shared the stage with were Mathys Roets, Nianell, Sibongile Khumalo, Theuns Jordaan and even Bono from U2 at Mandela’s 80th Birthday celebration.
She has played on numerous DVD’s and albums with above mentioned artists and others.
She is also part of different corporate bands performing countrywide, such as Velocity, a dynamic violin and sax duo and Sterling, a 4-piece electric string band.
In 2008 she was chosen as a finalist in the prestigious Mrs United Nations SA, a charity-orientated establishment.
In 2007 EMI approached her with an offer to record a versatile solo-album which includes different styles from classical to pop and rock. This album has been released end of June this year. Excerpts from her album: Adriana is available on www.adriana-sa.co.za

Adri has made an appearance on a very popular Afrikaans series: 7e Laan, as solo violinist.
Although classically trained, she can incorporate various styles in her repertoire such as jazz, celtic, irish fiddle pop and rock.

CV - Full Version

Full Version: 15/12/2008

Adri started her career at the early age of seven and moved on to perform in various top youth orchestras as well as high profile shows and competitions whilst making time for her studies at school. With her extensive experience from a very early age, she was honored with the opportunity to become co-concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra, and went on a national tour to Scotland including major cities such as Aberdeen (for the International Youth Arts Festival) and Glasgow.

Adri later established herself as a permanent member of the National Symphony Orchestra in 1994, touring both locally and internationally, including interesting places such as Egypt.

Adri is a top performer both as a soloist and as part of any professional unit. She has performed on Mango Groove’s first album and live with Claire Johnston. She has also performed live with the famous Bono of U2 at former President Mandela’s 85th birthday in 2003. Other highlights of her professional career include performing with Pavarotti, both in 1996, and his farewell concert in 2005, and also with the famous 3 tenors: Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras at the Union Buildings in 1999, which was transmitted live via satellite worldwide.

Adri has performed internationally at venues such as the Henry Wood Hall (London) as soloist and locally at the Sun City Superbowl with well-known artists such as Sarah Brightman.

Other well-known artists with whom she shared the stage include Steve Hofmeyr, Mathys Roets, Maurits Lotz, Nianell,Joseph Clarke, Theuns Jordaan, Pieter Smith, Jannie Moolman, Yvonne Chaka-Chaka, Gloria Bosman, Rebecca Molope and Sibongile Khumalo, as well as with well-known band such as TKZee.

Adri is a founder member of the Johannesburg Philharmonic orchestra and the Johannesburg Music Initiative.

For the second half of 2005 Adri has been doing an extensive tour countrywide and abroad with Steve Hofmeyr doing his “Platinum Treffers” show.

Since the beginning of 2006 Adri has taken part in a very popular country and folk music show in the Barnyard called Harvest Moon, as the lead violinist. She toured internationally with this very popular show to countries such as Arabie (Barhein) and Zimbabwe (Harare).

She also took part in the very popular Barnyard shows Rock Me Amadeus, Roll Over Beethoven and Celtic Rock, performing a leading role as solo-violinist to packed out audiences at various Barnyard theaters countrywide.

Adri has been involved as solo violinist (and in a band) in numerous dvd recordings done by famous artists such as:
Mathys Roets: Songs of Leonard Cohen
Steve Hofmeyr: Sun City Superbowl – Grootste Platinum Treffers 
Juanita du Plessis: Gospel Live
Gerrie Pretorius: Live, as well as “Ek sing vir jou Bles”
Nianell: Life’s Gift
Skouspel since 2003:  as part of the JMI orchestra
Skouspel 2006: as a soloist with Nicholas Louw in “Rock daai Lyfie” 

Adri has been part of several CD recordings of well known artists such as Steve Hofmeyr, Julius Magan, Mango Groove, Nataniel, Pieter Smith, Liesl Marx etc.                          
In 2007 the record company EMI approach her to record a solo instrumental album with a variety of tracks from Vanessa May to well known Afrikaans songs.
In 2008 she was chosen as a finalist in the prestigious Mrs United Nations South Africa competition.

She has been part of numerous corporate events countrywide as a soloist or part of different bands such as Velocity (a violin and saxophone duo) as well as Sterling, an all girls electric string quartet.

A few highlights of her career in 2009 include:

- being part of Nataniel's sold out show: The Coronation, at Emperor's palace, as the first violinist.

-going on a national tour with Chris Chameleon as part of his band in his very popular show: Klassieke Chameleon

-being part of the very popular show: Passport, at Carousel Casino, as the solo violinist

being the solo violinist in another Casino show at Carnival City: A New Day, with well known artists such as Joseph Clarke and Jamali.