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Louis Zurnamer


Louis Zurnamer – Musical Director

Louis ZurnamerLouis Zurnamer studied piano performance at the University of Cape Town with Albie van Schalkwyk and Graham Fitch. He is the winner of the Adcock Ingram Music Competition, the Du Toit van Tonder Bursary at the UNISA National Study bursary Competition, and an Oude Meester National Music Competition Finalist. He made his solo piano debut under the baton of Barry Smith, and was the subject of an SABC1 television documentary Headwrap with Hip-Hop DJ, Ready–D in 2006. Louis has worked as an accompanist, vocal coach, Assistant Musical Director, and Musical Director for Pieter Toerien on productions such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Chess, Grease and Cats. He was Musical Director on the 2009 tour of Jesus Christ Superstar to South Korea and for Beauty and the Beast (Hazel Feldman and Pieter Toerien), for which he received a Naledi Nomination. Louis and Charl-Johan Lingenfelder won the 2010 Naledi Award for Best Musical Director for their work on Evita – The Musical. In 2011 Louis worked as the musical director for Pieter Toerien’s new production of Jesus Christ Superstar and later that year he
took on one of his biggest challenges, as musical director on The Phantom of the Opera. He has since
toured with the show to Manila, Philippines and Seoul, South Korea. Most recently Louis was the musical director on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre and Theatre on the Bay.

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