Jordaan, Abri


b. 24 April 1956, Port Elizabeth, South Africa


South African guitarist, composer and teacher. Abri Jordaan studied at the University of Pretoria, completing his BA in 1981. He began teaching the guitar at the University of Pretoria as a part-time lecturer in 1982, and today teaches guitar there and at Pretoria Boys High School and at Crawford College in Pretoria. He also examines for the University of South Africa, adjudicates regularly at competitions and music festivals, and has set the guitar syllabi for various institutions. Jordaan has given many solo recitals, and as one half of the guitar duo Abryvon (with the Belgian guitarist Yvon Syx), he made several recordings for South African radio and television. The duo toured extensively throughout the Southern African region and undertook a concert tour of Europe in 1992. He is currently a committee member of the Guitar Society of South Africa. 


Original works for guitar:


Another Time Little Etude 


Sleepy Song 




Barré Etude 


Enter the Valley 


Aubade from Africa 


The First Signs of Winter 


Discovering Life on Earth 


Faint Memories of an Invocation




School Playground and Daydream 




In Paradisum 


Gauteng Tango 


Duo por Derecha 


Transcriptions for guitar:

Lesson (G. F. Handel) 


Danse Cubaine (I. Cervantes)



‘ Kitaarspel’, in: Musicus, Vol. 18, No. 2, 1990 


‘Die Regterhand’, in: Musicus, Vol. 19.1, 1991 


‘An Encounter with Koshkin’, in: Guitar Talk, Vol.1, No. 1, February 2001 


‘Ten Tips’, in: Guitar Talk, Vol. 1, No. 2, June 2001

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