Claire Röntsch

Claire Röntsch (neè de Kock) is a saxophonist, session musician, composer, arranger and music educator. She graduated with a BMus in Jazz Performance at the South African College of Music (SACM) in 2014 with distinction and is busy completing her Masters degree at SACM with a scholarship in Jazz Composition and Arrangement, under the tutelage of renowned local music composer and arranger
Dr Mike Campbell and Prof Amanda Tiffin.
In 2015 Claire won the Fine Music Radio Jazz Performance competition. She has performed internationally and locally, including touring Europe in 2012 and 2014 with the MIAGI Youth Orchestra, traveling to Paris on a Cape Town/France youth exchange programme with George Werner and Marcus Wyatt in 2013, playing at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival in 2016 and 2019, and with various jazz ensembles around Cape Town, including Hugh Masekela, Freshlyground, the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, and George Anderson of Shakatak. She continues to perform with The Swing Collective, The Lady Day Big Band, Lana Crowster, Msaki and her own progressive jazz quartet (who perform her own compositions).