(Theory of music: Group classes)
Liza Joubert was born and educated in Stellenbosch. She was the first resident accompanist at the Beau Soleil Music Centre in Cape Town. Before relocating to the Western Cape in December 2014, she was an accompanist at the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir and performed nationally and internationally with the choir. She is a sought after collaborative pianist, adjudicator and teacher.
As a professional musician, Liza has been involved in numerous and varied musical activities, ranging from a series of solo and chamber music concerts on a restored 1802 Clementi piano in the historic Bertram House in Cape Town, to playing the double bass and piano for numerous French cabaret performances throughout Southern Africa with chanteuse Daniele Pascal. She was the concert pianist aboard the MV Marco Polo luxury liner on a five week cruise between Cape Town, Buenos Aires and Antarctica. She has collaborated with musicians as diverse as avant-garde pianist Jill Richards and Belgian poet-musician Stef Bos. She has played ragtime in France and Switzerland and South African piano music in the Czech Republic. In 2016 she collaborated with filmmaker Pluto Panoussis on a performance of Arnold van Wyk’s “Nagmusiek” for solo piano with a specially created visual [film] accompaniment. In July 2017, she performed her solo piano programme “Ragtime Plus” as part of the main programme at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival to capacity audiences.