Jordaan, Herman


b. Pretoria, 1975


South African organist and composer. Herman Jordaan obtained his BMus degree at the University of Pretoria in 1997, where he studied organ with Wim Viljoen and composition with Stefans Grové. In the same year, he also obtained the Performer's Licentiate from the University of South Africa. From 1997 to 1999 he studied with Jacques van Oortmerssen at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where he obtained the diploma 'Uitvoerend Musicus'. In 1996 he was awarded first prize at the UNISA National Organ Competition. Before that he also received prizes in various youth music competitions in South Africa. He was awarded the first prize as well as the audience prize at the International Schnitger Organ Competition in Alkmaar (in the Netherlands) in 1999. In 2002 he received the second prize at the Kotka International Organ Competition (Finland), the Stephanus Zondagh prize at the UNISA Overseas Scholarships Comeptition, and the first prize at the International Organ Competition in Nijmegen (in the Netherlands). In 2003 he was awarded the first prize and the audience prize at the Interpretation Competition of the St Albans International Organ Festival. He is currently enrolled for his Master’s Degree in music at the University of Pretoria.




6 Miniature vir klavier (1994) Sonate vir tjello en klavier (1996) 


Trio vir klarinet, viool en klavier (1996) 


4 Stukke vir orkes (1997) 


6 Liedere op tekste van Boerneef vir sopraan en klavier (1997) 


Sonate vir klavier (1999) 


4 Stukke vir orrel (2001)

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