DMus (Sibelius) | MMus (UCT) | UPLM
Albi Odendaal initially trained as a pianist, obtaining a Master's Degree in chamber music from the University of Cape Town and a Performer's Licentiate from UNISA. After graduation he worked for 5 years at Hilton College as academic staff member and accompanist to soloists and ensembles. He completed a Doctoral degree at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts, Helsinki, studying under the supervision of Lauri Väkevä and Harald Jørgensen.
He has worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University since obtaining his Doctoral degree in 2013. He has published in several top ranking music journals, with a broad research interest in learning and teaching, specifically as it applies to music. He is currently involved in two international research projects, ArtsEqual and Global Visions. He is also the Acting Director of the research entity MASARA (Musical Arts in South Africa: Resources and Applications).
He is married to Tracy and they have three children.