Madré Loubser is a multi-talented professional flautist, educator, music librarian and arts manager. Loubser holds a Bachelor of Music and Performance Diploma in Music from Stellenbosch University. Currently, her professional focus, as Head of Youth Development and Education at Cape Town Opera, is on developing music education projects in primary and secondary schools. In addition, she is a private flute teacher, ad-hoc flautist and freelance orchestral music librarian for various productions in and around Cape Town. She has also chaired and served various cultural councils and boards in South Africa.
Well versed in classical music, opera, and select African vocal repertoire, she has worked as a Music Administrator and regularly acts as Company Manager for Cape Town Opera’s national and international tours.
In 2020, Madré was a recipient of the Mail & Guardian’s Young200 South Africans Award for her exceptional work in arts education and was appointed a Distinguished Fellow of the Jakes Gerwel Fellowship, in partnership with the Mail & Guardian, in May 2021. This opportunity enables her to amplify her voice in the performing arts education space, through events, podcasts and written op-eds.
In 2022, Madré was the recipient of two prestigious awards, based on her work as Head of Cape Town Opera’s Youth Development and Education Department: from the Western Cape Government Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport for After School Arts and Culture Coaching Excellence and from the International Opera Awards for Equal Opportunities and Impact.