Lourens Terblance (violin) has been playing violin and piano, among other instruments, since the age of 6.

He was top music scholar five years running at Pretoria Boys High School and has been receiving tuition in violin from Denise Sutton since 2003. He completed his Grade 8 Royal Schools Examination with distinction under her guidance in 2006.

During Lourens's career he has been a violinist for the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brooklyn Theatre Ensemble (Salon Music Ensemble) and the University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra. Other theatres for which he performed include, among other, Atterbury Theatre.

Lourens often performs with pianist, Rocco De Villiers, and is one of Rocco's official violinist.  Lourens also performs regularly in ensembles at concerts, corporate and private events.

Lourens completed his degree in Medicine at the University of Pretoria (2013).

Pierré Tolsma (flute and piano) plays on a handmade Muramatsu Silver Flute.

In 2005 Mr. Tolsma obtained his BMus from the University of Pretoria and his Teacher’s Licentiate in Flute from the University of South Africa.

In 2010 he obtained his MMus cum laude from the University of Pretoria.

In 2012 he obtained his Performance Licentiate cum laude from the University of South Africa. 

Mr. Tolsma has attended several flute master classes presented by masters such as James Galway (Ireland), Trevor Wye (England), Raffaele Trevisani (England), Hansgeorg Schmeiser (Austria), Fernando Fracassi (Italy) Francesca Canali (Italy), Juliana Nickel (America) & Susan Milan (England).

During his career Mr. Tolsma has been the principal flutist of the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra, Pro Musica Orchestra, UNISA Music Foundation Orchestra, the South African National Youth Orchestra and the University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra.  As soloist, he has appeared with the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa, the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra and the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Tolsma is engaged in flute pedagogy at UNISA, Afrikaans Hoër Meisies Pretoria, Waterkloof House Preparatory School (WHPS) & St Mary's DSG in the Pretoria region. He is also a flutist for the Brooklyn Theatre Ensemble (Salon Music).

Natalie Bentley (cello) has been playing cello for 25 years.

She attended the Pro Arte High school where she had music as two of her subjects.

Natalie has passed the UNISA Grade 8 cello exam with distinction.

During Natalie's career she has been a member of the University of Pretoria's Symphony Orchestra, the South-African National Youth Orchestra & the Pretoria Symphony Orchestra. Currently she is a member of the Pretoria Symphony Orchestra.

Natalie is also a qualified Kindermusik tutor and has been teaching Kindermusik for the past fourteen years.

Currently she is a Suzuki teacher in training.

Natalie has been playing cello for both corporate and private functions for the last twenty years.

Stephan Gericke (violin and piano) completed his MPhil in Music Studies at the University of Cambridge specialising in music cognition and perception research at the Centre of Music and Science.


He is a professional pianist, singer, violinist and composer/arranger that performs as a soloist and as a member of various choirs, orchestras and ensembles on national and international level.


He has taken several tours and has performed at various prestigious events, including performances at the Beeld Eisteddfod Prize Winners Concert, the prize-winner's concert of the UNISA National Music Scholarship Competition, Graham's Town Arts Festival, KKNK, Wakkerstroom Arts Festival etc.


In 2010 he represented South-Africa in Spain as a soloist for the World Youth Choir, and as an orchestral player, he has been a member of Simfonia Juventi Youth Orchestra, Gauteng Youth Orchestra, University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra, The National Youth Orchestra and Paz Consort.

Gayeln Sales (Harp)

Harpist Gaylen-Rose Sales (nee Hendey) was born in Pretoria and started piano lessons at the age of six and harp lessons at the age of ten with Moya Wright and later with Rosalind Dunbar. 

She matriculated at the Pro Arte High School and later obtained a BMus degree in Performing Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her main instruments were harp and organ which she studied under Kathleen Alistair and Prof. Henk Temmingh respectively. 

She has performed as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Pro-Musica Orchestra, Transvaal Philharmonic Orchestra and more recently with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa.

Gaylen has been the recipient of many awards and bursaries, including the Unisa Buy-Aid Bursary (1981), the SAMRO Undergraduate Music Bursary (1982-1984) and the Olga Lipman Bursary (1982,1984, 1985). 

As an orchestral player, she has made appearances with NAPAC, PACOFS, NSO, toured South America with the Junior SABC orchestra, joined a Greek choir at the Athens Music Festival as the harpist, and played at the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival. From 1986-1988 she worked as repetiteur and Principal Harpist for PACOFS. In 1993 she joined the Transvaal Philharmonic Orchestra (later known as The New Arts Philharmonic Orchestra of Pretoria) as Principal Harpist until its closure. Gaylen currently serves as Principal Harpist for the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra and Guest Principal Harpist for the Free State Symphony Orchestra.

She is married and has three sons who keep her on her toes between teaching and freelance work.

Isabella Roux (viola & violin)

Isabella grew up in the Free State where she started as a violin student of Francois Henkins. At the age of 12 she became a member of the Free State String Orchestra, which later became the Free State Youth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gerhard Geist. She went on to study under Prof. Derek Ochse and was a part of the Consortium Musicum during her university studies at UOVS and also passed her audition to become a professional violinist in the PACOFS Symphony Orchestra.

After her studies she was appointed as a teacher at the MUSICON in Bloemfontein. In 2001 she took up her appointment as Head of Strings at St John’s College in Houghton, where she teaches boys from Grade 0 to A Levels, playing in various string orchestras in the pre prep, prep and high school.

She has worked closely with ESTA, having attended the British Summer School in Cheltenham numerous times under the guidance of Sheila Nelson, Simon Cartledge and Pat Legg.

If she finds time, she loves to play orchestra and was until recently part of the JFO under the direction of Richard Cock. 

Ronald Davey (cello) finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture in 2012 at the University of Pretoria.
Since the age of four years he has been musically active throughout a vast array of ensembles, orchestra, groups, competitions & personal endeavors. He started playing cello at the age of four, piano at the age of five, vocal training at the age of six & trumpet, guitar & base guitar at the age of 14.
At 13 he passed his UNISA Grade 5 Piano Exam, at 16 his UNISA Grade 8 Cello Exam & the following year his Royal Schools of Music Exam for Cello Grade 8 & Trumpet Grade 7 - all with cum-laude.  During Mr. Davey's career he has been principal cellist of Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra, Symphonia Yuventi and the SASOL National Youth Orchestra. He has also features on multiple recording & studio sessions for a vast array of artist with all his instruments.
in 2012 he also formed part of a progressive alternative rock band called TyreFire, as lead vocalist (with cello & trumpet), debuting at the Capital Arts Exhibition. TyreFire performs nationwide at musical events, festivals & live shows. They also released their debut album in December 2012 named Fishlore Fundamentalist. In 2013 he also forms part of the Afrikaans pop-rock group Annica, with their debut music video & recording – Deur die Dik en die Dun released in June 2014.