MARIUS LUCIEN COETZEE

Curriculum vitae

Intro

Marius Lucien Coetzee was born in South Africa on 30 May 1969. He matriculated from the Pretoria High School for Art, Ballet, Music, and Drama. He continued his studies at the University of Pretoria in Political Sciences and Music, specialising in Art Singing Performance.

Since 2011 Coetzee has been employed as the Innovation & Development Expert at the Odeion School of Music (OSM) at the University of the Free State.  At the OSM, he is also the Artistic Director of the celebrated OSM CAMERATA and the curator/founder of the Liesbeth Schlumberger Organ Chair. In 2018 Coetzee received the UFS INNOVATION AWARD (Teaching & Learning).

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From 2003- 2008 Coetzee was employed by the Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (School of Cultural Studies) in Finland, where he was mainly involved in the founding of the Degree Programme in InternationalD in Music Management as a joint collaboration between the Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (FIN), Buckinghamshire University College (UK) & IN Holland University (NL). From 2004-2006 Coetzee was appointed head of the Finnish leg programme.

In 2005 Coetzee secured funding from Brussels (EU SOCRATES ERASMUS grant joint curriculum development) for the EUROPEAN DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC MANGEMENT project and added a Norwegian partner to the consortium. Coetzee served as the project leader until the end of 2008 .[https://youtu.be/lUtlz_gkJKo].

In addition, Coetzee collaborated in founding the EUROPEAN MASTER OF MUSIC: NEW AUDIENCES & INNOVATIVE PRACTICE as part of the quality assurance team and represented the School of Cultural Studies for the School of Music of the Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences.

From 1999- 2002 Coetzee served as the permanent Cultural Adviser for Finland South Africa`s Embassy (Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs). He founded and managed the Cultural Section of the Finnish Embassy in South Africa.

Coetzee started his professional career in 1994 as the then State Theatre Dance Company (PACT) marketing manager in South Africa. Coetzee was instrumental in procuring top-notch internationally recognised choreographers in the State Theatre Dance Company`s repertoire.

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OSMC GROEN

In December 1994, the State Theatre Dance Company sent him on an extensive study visit to Belgium and the Netherlands to observe the management & marketing sections of acclaimed dance troupes in Brussels, Amsterdam, and The Hague.

In 1993 he was the recipient of a SAMRO (the Southern African Music Rights Organisation) grant for studies in Arts Management. He spent this period in Helsinki, Finland. During this year, he became interested in Finnish arts/culture policy and the dynamics of contemporary Finnish aesthetics.

In 1997 he received a grant for an extensive internship in Israel, where he was resident at the acclaimed Bat Sheva Dance Company`s marketing section. Coetzee delivered numerous papers at International Conferences and colloquia during his career.

In 2022 Coetzee received the first prize of the National Ingrid Jonker: L’ART POȄTIQUE poetry competition and is planning to release his debut poetry anthology.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Institutional Advancement & Development (third stream income, partnerships, arts & business & general fundraising)

Strategic Management,
Governance & Policy

New Teaching Methodologies &
Curriculum Development

Internationalisation

Marketing 

Advancement & Development​

Freelance Arts Journalist Contemporary Dance Architecture & Music

Talent Management

Strategic Management

Governance & Policy

ExcepTional InitiATIVES

Artistic Director & Founder of the ODEION SCHOOL OF MUSIC CAMERATA

Commissioned 20 new works from South African composers for the OSM Camerata

Instigating of a String Clinician Class for the strings of the OSM Camerata as well as a movement class for orchestral players

Founding of a Professional Internship at the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra for top-notch OSM performance students

OSM International Masterclass series

Collaborator for the founding of the International Woodwind Competition & Young Virtuosi Chamber Collective

Institutionalising of the Low Latency Streaming System at the OSM https://lola.conts.it/

Founder & Convener Liesbeth Schlumberger Organ Chair

Invited to be the artistic director for the first concert dedicated to South African Art Music at the Festival voor het Afrikaans 2024 The Hague Netherlands


Commissioned 20 new works from South African composers for the OSM Camerata

Instigating of a String Clinician Class for the strings of the OSM Camerata as well as a movement class for orchestral players

Founding of a Professional Internship at the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra for top-notch OSM performance students

OSM International Masterclass series

Collaborator for the founding of the International Woodwind Competition & Young Virtuosi Chamber Collective

Institutionalising of the Low Latency Streaming System at the OSM https://lola.conts.it/

Commissioned 20 new works from South African composers for the OSM Camerata

Instigating of a String Clinician Class for the strings of the OSM Camerata as well as a movement class for orchestral players

Founding of a Professional Internship at the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra for top-notch OSM performance students

OSM International Masterclass series

Collaborator for the founding of the International Woodwind Competition & Young Virtuosi Chamber Collective

Institutionalising of the Low Latency Streaming System at the OSM https://lola.conts.it/

Invited to be artistic director for the first fetival

Commissioned 20 new works from South African composers for the OSM Camerata

Instigating of a String Clinician Class for the strings of the OSM Camerata as well as a movement class for orchestral players

Founding of a Professional Internship at the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra for top-notch OSM performance students

OSM International Masterclass series

Collaborator for the founding of the International Woodwind Competition & Young Virtuosi Chamber Collective

Institutionalising of the Low Latency Streaming System at the OSM https://lola.conts.it/

2010 - 2011

CULTURAL CONSULTANT & ADVISER

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA/ INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS & FUNDRAISING

http://www.sanyo.org.za/

Consultant ARTéMA INSTITUTE FOR ARTS MANAGEMENT

North West University Potchefstroom ,SOUTH AFRICA .

Music Conservatory Innovation Management

European Union Film Festivals

South African Chamber Orchestra

Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Netherlands Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Concert and Artist Management

Nordic Cultural Institute

Diverse Projects for the Cultural Sector

2009

PROJECT MANAGER

37TH INTERNATIONAL VIOLA CONGRESS

2003 - 2008

EUROPEAN DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC MANAGEMENT (EU SOCRATES ERASMUS GRANT JOINT CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT)

EDIM

was a joint curriculum development project aimed to create a joint Bachelor’s Degree in International Music Management between three European Institutes of higher education with diverse specialisation areas on par with the application of the Bologna Process.

Partners:

Finland-JAMK University of Applied Sciences (Jyväskylä) School of Cultural Studies (Department of Culture as from 2009 Chair Finland) Norway- Hedmark University College (Rena) School of Business Administration The Netherlands-InHolland University (Haarlem) School of Media & Entertainment Management.

Awards

2022

Coetzee received the first prize in the National Ingrid Jonker: L’ART POȄTIQUE poetry competition and will release his debut poetry anthology in 2023.

Awards

2018

Coetzee received the University of the Free State INNOVATION AWARD (Teaching & Learning).

Awards

2018

OSM CAMERATA was nominated for the best music-driven performance at Aardklop and was nominated for a KykNet Fiësta Award for best classical music production. Marius Coetzee Artistic Director

Awards

2016 & 2017

OSM CAMERATA won the Ictus International Music Competition USA twice consecutively, Marius Coetzee, Artistic Director

Awards

2016

OSM CAMERATA received the prize for the best new performer at the Vrystaat Arts Festival. Marius Coetzee Artistic Director

Awards

2015

Coetzee was nominated for the VOLKSBLAD Arts & Culture prize for his contribution  to the city of Bloemfontein 

Language Proficiency

Afrikaans

Mother Tongue

English

Fluent

Finnish

Fluent

German

Good

Dutch

Fluent

Sotho

average

Coetzee authored the final chapter in an international book publication entitled MUSICS OF THE FREE STATE (Publishers Croatian Musicological Society: Reflections on a Musical Past, Present, and Future. The chapter entitled TOWARDS THE FUTURE: A STRATEGIC RE-POSITIONING OF THE ODEION SCHOOL OF MUSIC, UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE

Brussels Publication reviewing the Bologna Process

Apart from his career interests he has a special interest in contemporary Finnish Aesthetics with reference to Finnish Architecture

publications

REFERENCES:

Tel. + 358 40 359 1643 nikke.isomottonen@turku.fi
Tel + 27 78 417 6962 hendrik.hofmeyr@uct.co.za
Prof. Hendrik Hofmeyr
Emeritus Professor Composition University of Cape Town