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Pieter Tredoux

(biography)

Pieter Tredoux obtained his BA with Music degree from the University of Stellenbosch, specializing in singing and flute. During his studies he was awarded several prizes and bursaries, mainly for his performance of art songs. He also sang the title role in the university’s production of the Puccini opera, Gianni Schicchi, directed by Christine Crouse. After completing his studies and travelling overseas, Pieter returned to Stellenbosch to study with the renowned opera singer, Nellie du Toit.

Pieter made his professional theatre debut in Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera as Monsieur André, produced by The Really Useful Company and Pieter Toerien, playing to sold out audiences in Cape Town and Pretoria. He continued down the musical path with the role of Steven Baker, as well as understudying the male lead, Gaylord Ravenal in Cape Town, Den Norske & Nürnberg State Opera’s production of Showboat which toured to Germany and Norway. Pieter then played the part of Harry in Deon Opperman’s production of My Fair Lady in the Pretoria State Theatre. Directly after this successful production he returned to Showboat for another tour to Germany. In 2006 he collaborated with Rika Vermeulen on the production French Chansons, for the Darling Voorkamer Fest. In 2008 they teamed up with the Ukrainian born Lyudmyla Rukavitsyna-Heath on the pulsating production Tangos and Parisian Passion. Pieter also starred in the musical review Some Enchanted Evening at On Broadway Theatre in Cape Town, before starting to work on Beauty and the Beast. In the latter he received rave reviews and a Naledi Theatre Award nomination for his portrayal of Lumière, the galant candelabra, in Johannesburg and Cape Town. In 2009 he returned again to Showboat for a run in Malmö, Sweden. Aside from performing, Pieter took on the daunting task of company manager for this 70 strong company. In June 2010 Pieter sang the part of FW de Klerk in the new musical tribute to Nelson Mandela for Cape Town Opera, called African Songbook. Pieter is currently performing in the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, Evita, at the Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town. The production opened in the Pieter Toerien Theatre at MonteCasino, Johannesburg, in August and ran in Cape Town until 23 January 2011.

Pieter Tredoux is not only a stage performer, but has also modelled for numerous international and local campaigns, magazine editorials and catalogues for amongst others, BMW, Deutsche Bank, Vichy, Chevrolet, Sony, Regatta clothing and Multiopticas.

He went on to study acting for film and has since appeared in numerous local and international television commercials, of which Central Krankenversicherung, Go Compare, Die Mobiliar, Pepsi and Itaù Banco are the most recent. Pieter’s film credits include the Spanish love interest, Pedro, in The Italian consul (2010), a small role in the Warner Bros Television Film, Avenger (2006), and Roger Woodford in the South African/Canadian co-production of the drama series Jozi–H.

Pieter Tredoux also complements his singing career by playing the piano and flute in many of his productions or at various corporate events. He is also a stylist for fashion and décor shoots and was featured on SABC 2’s Pasella as a décor stylist.