The composer Hans Roosenschoon studied music in South Africa, and in England.
Orchestral works form the larger part of his output for which he has received numerous commissions from all of the most significant commissioning bodies in SA. Apart from many performances throughout the country, his music has been featured and broadcast in the USA, in several West- and East European countries, Australia and in the UK. His discography includes recordings for the SABC’s transcription service, as well as a variety of commercial recordings.

Hans Roosenschoon has also made important contributions to cultural life in other areas – as a broadcaster and music producer, as an arts administrator, a promoter of South African music, an adjudicator at competitions, and, for some time, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO).

From 1998 – 2006 Hans Roosenschoon was the Chair in the Department of Music, and director of the Conservatoire at Stellenbosch University. In 2004 he was visiting professor in composition at the Mozarteum University, Salzburg, and in 2007 he presented seminars on his music at the universities of Bristol and York in the UK.

Currently he is professor of Composition at Stellenbosch University.

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