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Inette Swart is a pianist, teacher and chamber musician who was awarded the DMus by the University of Pretoria in April 2010. As winner of the UNISA PJ Lemmer Scholarship for Performers as well as the UNISA DJ Roode Scholarship for Teachers (only the third South African musician to win both these scholarships) she obtained the Artistic Training Certificate at the Fryderyk Chopin University in Warsaw, Poland. Prior studies include a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, an MMus degree from the Univ of Pretoria (cum laude), and a BMus degree from UP (cum laude), for which she was awarded the Medal of the Vice Chancellor and Principal. Her teachers were Proff Joseph Stanford, Jan Kadlubiski and Nelita True.
At Eastman, she held Graduate Awards as teaching and accompanying assistant and was awarded the Thelma K. Rawcliffe Scholarship. She was awarded the Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust study grant. In 2007 she won the Varna International Piano Concerto Competition, followed by a performance of the Rachmaninoff Third Piano Concerto in Bulgaria. She attained the FRSM (Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music) qualification in 2004 (with distinction), as well as the FTCL (Fellow of the Trinity College of London). She was awarded the SAMRO/UNISA/Brenda Rein Scholarship for Accompanists in 2002. As first year BMus student, she won the Lionel Bowman Beethoven Competition. Her first competition success already came at an early age, when she won the Sanlam National Piano Competition for Primary School Pupils in 1995.
Inette has performed in all the major cities in South Africa, various cities in the US, in Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Australia and Kuwait. She regularly performs chamber music and accompanies instrumentalists and singers. She was an Official Accompanist at the 5th Unisa International Strings Competition in January 2010. Performances of works by South African composers have lead to a world première. In April 2010 she gave an all-Chopin recital for the inauguration of the new Steinway grand piano at the Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria.

The title of her DMus thesis is ‘The influence of trauma on musicians’, completed under the guidance of Prof. Caroline van Niekerk and Dr. Woltemade Hartman. This work was presented at The Changing Faces of Psychotherapy: A Congress including the Third World Congress on Ego State Therapy at Sun City, South Africa, and at Mentales Stärken in Heidelberg, Germany.

Inette has received master classes from Volker Banfield, Joseph Banowetz, John Barstow, Malcolm Bilson, Francesco Cipolletta, Homero Francesch, Eckard Heiligers, Frank Heneghan, Andrzej Jasinski, Eric Larsen, John O’Conor, Alexander Vaulin, and Adam Wodnicki.