Melanie Scholtz is a South African classically trained opera singer, songwriter, music teacher, composer, and dancer. She sings operas, jazz, pop, R&B and classical music.
She has sung with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. She collaborates with other artists nationally and internationally. She has taught music in Prague, Czech Republic at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory.
Melanie Scholtz Education
She studied with the EOAN group in South Africa at the age of 16. The EOAN school is a performing arts school in South Africa. In 1997, at the age of 17 Melanie enrolled in the Opera School at the University of Cape Town. She graduated in 2000.
She studied opera with May Abrahamse at the Eoan Group. At the South African College of Music she studied with Angelo Gobbato and Virginia Davids with the Cape Town Opera.
Melanie Scholtz Career
She taught at the University of Cape Town from 2004 to 2005. Melanie performs locally in South Africa. She has performed in concerts in the Netherlands, Germany, and Norway. She has performed for the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra with Joe McBride, Gerald Veasley, Sverre Gjørvad, and Sibongile Khumalo.
She has performed for the SABC’s “Woman of the year”, awards. She has performed with Al Jarreau on “the Felicia Show”, and sang the South Africa National Anthem during the Presidents Cup in George for Nelson Mandela. Melanie has been involved with the Grahamstown, South Africa National Arts from 2008 to 2014 as a performer, teacher, and mentor.
Melanie has been a part of the Artscape Youth Jazz program from 2006 to 2013. Which is a mentoring program.Melanie has performed with Jimmy Dludlu on his album “Afrocentric”. She collaborates with other artists nationally and internationally, such as with the Ramon Alexander Trio, Ivan Mazuze, Ike Moriz etc.
She has taught music in Prague, Czech Republic at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory. Jo Skaansar bass player is on two of Melanie’s 2010 albums; ‘Connected’, and ‘Living Standards’.
- 2009 – Live album recording with Inkala at the Jazz Festival in Norway
- 2010 – Composed ‘Hypnotized’ for Laugh It Off Musical Interlude, African Dope Publishing
- 2011 – AnJazz Jazz Festival in Hamar, Norway
- 2013 – Juan Festival in Nice, France
- 2015 – Cape Town International Jazz Festival in Cape Town, South Africa
- 2018 she was a part of a concert at Dizzy’s at Jazz at Lincoln Center program honoring Nelson Mandela. The project was called ‘The Descendants – An African Sextet in New York.
Melanie tours regularly internationally. She has worked with the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa since 2006 as a performer and teacher. She has worked with the Artscape Youth Jazz program in Cape Town, South Africa as a mentor and Artistic Director.
Melanie Scholtz Albums
|2001||Afrocentric||Jimmy Dludlu||Universal Music|
|2005||Times May Change You||Caught In The Loop (CD, Album + DVD-V)||Goldfish Music, Black Mango Music|
|2009||Ivan Mazuze – Maganda||Ivan Mazuze||Imazuze Music|
|2010||Carol Kvande – Mango (No Added Sugar)||(Carol Kvande)||Self-released|
|2011||Patience For The Little Things||Sverre Gjørvad||Reflect – NO EFY 1102|
- 2006 – Melanie’s debut solo album “Zillion Miles”
- 2009 – Ole Jorn Myklebust
- 2009 – Connected
- 2010 – Living Standards
- 2013 – “Freedom Child” a poetry and jazz project with the poetry of James Matthews (writer)
- 2014 – Our Time
- 2002 – Winning the “Old Mutual Jazz Encounters”, for “best jazz vocalist”.
- 2010 – Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz
- 2012 – Won three Jazz Awards at the Juan Revelation competition in Juan Les Pins in France
Melanie Scholtz Net Worth
Scholtz has an estimated net worth of $300 000 which she has earned from her career.
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