Nina Fourie-Gouws has an effervescent quality and a passion for the guitar that comes across in both her personality and her playing. She has a rich and sensuous tonal quality that captivates her audiences.
Nina Fourie-Gouws was born in Pretoria, South Africa. She completed both her Bachelor and Masters in Music Performance degrees at the University of Pretoria and also received a Licentiate in Classical Guitar Teaching from the University of South Africa. In 2012 Fourie-Gouws 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.
Fourie-Gouws has received masterclasses from a large number of international concert guitarists 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.
Hailed as “one of South Africa’s top performing artists” (Art of Guitar Festival), Nina Fourie-Gouws maintains an active concert schedule throughout Southern Africa with 2019 performances including multiple sold out performances and standing ovations at SU Woordfees, Classical for All festival and Klein Karoo Klassique. She has performed as a guest artist on the South African television show, Kyknet’s Draadloos as well as a featured artist at the Volterra Guitar Project, in Italy.
Since 2013 Nina Fourie-Gouws has been guitar lecturer at Stellenbosch Konservatorium where she teaches pre-undergraduate and undergraduate practical music studies, accompaniment, repertoire studies and teaching methodology.
Interviews with Nina
Nina Fourie Gouws is a Guitarist who effortlessly moves between the traditional worlds of Bach to the contemporary such as Leo BrouwerWhat’s on!
Nina is one of South Africa’s top performing artistes and the music and passion flows out of her … Nina is known for her strong playing and ability to interpret the music in a passionate and disciplined manner … Nina plays the music with agile fingers and brings out the highs and lows expressed in the melodic lines, so that the acoustic guitar resonates with a grandeur seldom heard by younger artiste. Her performance is always is memorable and unforgetable.Art of Guitar Festival
Nina is fast establishing herself as a bright young talent in the Cape Town live music scene.Cape Town Magazine
It is especially within the modern repertoire that (Nina) is fast establishing herself as a force amongst the new guard of talented young musicians leading the charge of the South African music establishment”City Soiree