I am a pianist based in Cape Town. My interests include live art practices, instant composition and the performance of newly composed music in addition to traditional classical music texts. I have produced some works of my own, collaborated with other artists and premiered several new South African compositions. I really enjoy playing chamber music in my duo with flautist Sally Minter and in other formations, and I am invested in contributing to a community of independent, forward-thinking artists and musicians in Cape Town and South Africa. 


Co-editor of NewMusicSA Bulletin 2017 (available upon request)
Memories of you: A conversation between Coila-Leah Enderstein and Nicola van Straaten about scores, space, politics and grand pianos. Any Body Zine Vol. 1 Issue 2: Rhythm (2016)

Colour and sound/ Colour in sound. Any Body Zine Vol. 1 Issue 5: Colour (2016)

Recollection of a cadenza. Any Body Zine Vol. 2 Issue 2: Falling (2017)



#Bayeza18: 40 Creatives under 30 (Between10and5 feature, August 2018)

Classical artists team up for musical exploration show (Cape Times, 21 May 2018)

Avanti launches album with concert (Soyiso Maliti, Weekend Argus, 2 June 2018)

Avanti wag nie om dinge te gebeur (Mariana Malan, Die Burger, 4 June 2018)

Playing with the ivories (feature by Mohato Lekena, Mail and Guardian Friday, 28 July 2017)


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