Catrien Wentink completed her DMus degree in piano performance at the North-West University in 2017 under the guidance of Dr Truida van der Walt. Her focus was on ensemble music and piano accompaniment. In 2009, after postgraduate studies in Youngstown, USA, with Caroline Oltmanns, she received the ABRSM performance licentiate (solo piano) (LRSM) and the Unisa performance licentiate (two pianos) with distinction and was invited to participate in the Unisa bursary winner’s competition. She has been a member of Trio Joie de Vivre since 2018, and together they have performed at numerous festivals. She performs regularly as chamber musician and accompanist. She has worked at the NWU for the past ten years. First, as a lecturer in music education at the Faculty of Education, before joining the School of Music as senior lecturer in music theory in 2016.
Her research focus is on Dalcroze Eurhythmics and music theory analysis. Her current research has been on the application of Dalcroze Eurhythmics in different settings (music ensembles, education on tertiary level, and the elderly). She is also actively involved in community work at a care facility for the elderly since 2018.
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