- Riëtte Ferreira
(b Pretoria, July 9, 1948). South African composer. Her early piano studies were with Goldie Zaidel then with Philip Levy and Adolph Hallis in South Africa and John Lill in London. She studied composition at the University of Pretoria (MMus 1971), where she was particularly influenced by Arthur Wegelin and Stefans Grové, both pioneers in the use of indigenous African elements. At the RCM in London she continued her composition studies with John Lambert and Tristram Carey. She was selected to participate in a masterclass with Boulanger. Her studies with Ligeti in Hamburg (...