© 2016 Leon Gropp

ABOUT

Leon has been in the music industry since 2005, mainly as one half of theinternationally acclaimed Guitar duo, CH2, but as a solo artist, he is knownfor his unique cross-over fusion style of music, combining elements of Classical, Acoustic, Easy- Listening and even Spanish rhythms, on occasion performing with various instrumentalists (Saxophone, Violin, Percussion etc.). He has worked with national and international artists, and has 3 SAMA awards (South African Music Awards), and numerous other awards, for his role in various musical projects.

 

 

 

Leon het oor die jare bekend geword vir sy virtuoos kitaarspel, pragtige stem, sielvolle musiek, betekenisvolle lirieke, unieke musiekverwerkings en gesellige verhoogpersoonlikheid.

Sy debuutalbum sien die lig in 2017, getiteld Rooidag. Die album bestaan uit Leon se gedigtoonsettings van die digter NP van Wyk Louw, en bevat ook duette met Coenie de Villiers, Anna Davel, Richard van der Westhuizen, en Christiaan Baartman. Rooidag is ook ‘n verhoogproduksie wat landswyd opgevoer word. Die gelyknamige verhoogproduksie wen die Woordtrofee vir “Beste Musiekgedrewe produksie” by die 2018 US Woordfees.

 

 

 

In June 2018 stel hy die enkelsnit “Bakenlig” bekend, wat hy saam met Jattie de Beer geskryf het. Die klank van die lied en ook Leon se styl word beskryf as poëties en meesleurend wat terselftertyd gemaklik luister, met ‘n melodie wat lank in jou kop vassteek.

He is also involved in many change management initiatives in corporates, that combines music with various Change Intervention programmes. Together with Change Management and OD Specialist, Jaco Boëttger, they travel extensively nationally and abroad, to inspire and liberate people in the workplace, through their session "Discover Your Music"

He has worked -, recorded -, and shared the stage with many artists, including Coenie de Villiers, Nataniël, Richard van der Westhuizen, Joshua na die Reën,Anna Davel, Lloyd Cele, Vicky Samson, Soweto String Quartet, Steve Hofmeyr, Nianell, Brandon October, Akustika Chamber Singers, to name but a few.

In September 2018 word hy gekies as aanbieder op die gewilde Afrikaanse ontbytprogram, Ontbytsake. Sy mede-aanbieders is Dawie Roodt, Eloise Cupido, en Renette Vosloo.

 

 

Awards & Recognitions:

  • 3 X SAMA awards

  • 2 X Ghoema awards

  • 3 X VONK awards

  • 1 X ATKV Lier toekenning

  • “Rooidag” winner of the best music production at the 2018 US Woordfees

  • Category winner at the “Lee Ritenour Sixstring theory guitar competition” in Montana, USA

 

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