Karlien Gerber is currently a Masters student in Saxophone Performance at the University of Pretoria, as well as a full time music educator at Pretoria High School for Girls. She completed her Bmus (cum laude) at the University of Pretoria in 2013, majoring in Saxophone Performance and Ethnomusicology. Since 2014 she has been the resident musician at the Centurion Lake Hotel.
Karlien has completed several piano and saxophone examinations through different schools, including Royal schools, Rock school, Trinity, Almsa and Unisa. She aims to complete her FTCL and FRSM diplomas in Saxophone performance in the near future.
During her studies she has been a member of and performed with the Pretoria Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Pretoria Symphonic Winds, as well as the University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra.
She has received master classes and workshops from Leslie Huang (piano), Rob Buckland (saxophone) and David Salleras (saxophone). Karlien also attended the Unisa National Saxophone Symposium that was held at Unisa in 2014.
In 2007 she particiated in the South African Championships of Performing Arts playing the piano. She got chosen to participate in the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, but decided to rather fulfill her lifelong dream of playing the Saxophone. In 2015 she participated in the semi-final round of the Wakkerstroom Music Bursary competition.
Her main goal is to significantly influence the quality of saxophone performance and pedagogy in South Africa.
Karlien Gerber is an accomplished and experienced Saxophonist who will bring a touch of sophistication and talent to any occasion.
Karlien makes use of the soprano, alto and tenor saxophones to entertain her audiences.
She is available to entertain you and your guests at weddings, receptions, corporate events, functions and private parties. Karlien also provides a personal and flexible service. Every wedding and event is unique and she will work with you to put together the perfect personal package.
Karlien offers the following in her repertoire:
(Fly Me To The Moon, Mas Que Nada, I'm Getting Sentimental Over You)
(Wedding March, Ave Maria)
(Tuxedo Junction, Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens)