“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.
Nina maintains an active concert schedule throughout Southern Africa and in 2018 she performed as a featured solo artist at the Volterra Guitar Project in Italy. Nina has also performed as a guest artist on the South African television show, Kyknet’s Draadloos. 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.