Concert Tenor

Who is Etienne?

A multi-talented classic Tenor, Etienne is well known and loved in South Africa and Germany. He has won the hearts of young and old with his impeccable voice, gripping stage presence and magnetic personality.

After Etienne began his training at the University of Potchefstroom, South Africa, he received the Ernest Oppenheimer Trust scholarship to foster his talent in the USA.

Etienne performed in operas, operettas, oratorios and concerts in a number of places in the USA (New York, San Francisco, Memphis, Cleveland etc.), South Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, etc.), Israel (Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, etc.), Europe (Berlin, Hamburg, Barcelona etc.), and Great Britain (London).

Being on stage weekly, he has developed an exceptional stage presence that engulfs his audiences and entices his listeners to enjoy the diverse repertoire that he covers during his performances.

More about Etienne ...

Since 2000 Etienne has been living in Berlin Germany his second home that serves as his gateway for his performances in Europe.

In 2003, he founded the Master Class Programme, designed to develop the talents of young music students of South Africa. This program provides the students with the unique opportunity to perform in other countries and to display their abilities while still in training.

Etienne is driven by the ever present desire to further improve his voice and expand his singing capabilities. Thus, he is continuously studying with Tenor Peter Gougaloff and Soprano Catherine Aschkenasi in Berlin.

The wide range of his repertoire includes music performances from well known Operas, Musicals and Operettas, love songs from Italy and France, as well as traditional African music and other romantic chansons. All repertoire is performed in their native language, that is in Italian, French, German, Spanish, English and Afrikaans.

The combination of music performance and his love for cooking has resulted in his show The Cooking Tenor.

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Fasanenplatz Berlin


Dr. Tom Garven

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