Jan Royce Foundation


Congratulations to Ivana Rose Van Graan, pictured here with her new Cello which was donated by the Jan Royce Foundation to the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Ivana is on a fast-track programme to join the Youth Orchestra, and the Foundation is so pleased to be able to assist her in that process.


Ian Gale (Jan Royce Foundation) and Johannes Visser (Composition Prize winner)

The Jan Royce Foundation was pleased to  sponsor the troupe of young musicians from Edgemead High School who traveled to Hong Kong and Beijing in December 2015 for a Music Performance Tour, by providing them with Tour Polo Shirts.

Delighted to be able to donate a Clarinet to the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Instrument Bank. The Clarinet has been allocated to Delosches Witbooi, a student of the Cape Philharmonic Music Academy.

Kim Malan (Director Woodwinds CPYO Music Academy),

Faan Malan (Director CPWE), Ian Gale (Jan Royce Foundation)

Congratulations to Catherine Paterson, the first recipient of the Jan Royce Foundation prize for the best 3rd-year sculptor at Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.


Catherine received the Award at the Opening of the Graduation Exhibition at Michaelis School, February 2017.

Ian Gale (Jan Royce Foundation), Catherine Paterson, and Johann van der Schijff (Associate Professor in Fine Art)

Congratulations to Johannes Visser; the inaugural recipient of the Jan Royce Foundation Prize for Symphonic Composition, at the South African College of Music, UCT. 


Johannes was awarded the prize at a concert by the UCT Orchestra in June 2017. Cape Town born Johannes has recently been accepted to study a Master's degree in Music Composition at the Louisville School of Music in Kentucky.

The Foundation's first ever recipient was Artist Adriaan Diedericks.