Collaborative Pianist: Capella
Ronèl Wishnuff received her Bachelor's of Music degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa with a distinction in piano. She also completed a teaching credential and concert performance diploma in piano at Wits. She freelanced as soloist and accompanist for 15 years after graduation. She taught piano, theory, harmony and music history at the Blairgowrie Music School and at Redhill School, in Johannesburg for 15 years. She and her American husband Jon relocated from South Africa to San Diego in 2002 after the collapse of the State Theatre Orchestra. Ronèl completed a Masters degree in Piano Performance at San Diego State University in 2006. Along with performing and teaching piano, she is also an enthusiastic singer and has been a member of the South African Broadcasting Symphonic Choir and the prestigious South African chamber choir, The Chanticleer Singers. Ronèl appeared as soloist with the Classics for Kids Orchestra in a production of Carnival of the Animals in 2004. From 2002-2009, she was Music Director/organist at the Community Congregational Church of Pacific Beach and currently, Ronèl is organist at La Jolla United Methodist Church. She is one of the official accompanists for the San Diego Children¹s Choir and the North Coast Singers. Ronèl freelances as an accompanist and teaches piano at her home studio in La Costa, Carlsbad.