Master i utøvende musikk og komposisjon 2019
Claude Cozens (b.1989) comes from South Africa. He has a postgraduate diploma from the University of Cape Town in 2012, including one year at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo in 2008. He is currently completing the master program at the Grieg Academy in Bergen. Renowned for his distinctive, open-style percussive drumming technique, Cozens is at the forefront of a new generation of rising talent who, according to arts journalist, Atiyyah Khan, is ‘trying to carve their own path in South Africa.’ He has been touring, studying and living between Europe and the Middle East since 2017, seeking to learn more about himself, and the other cultures and their music traditions. Claude leads his own trio and he has performed at numerous top performing venues and festivals in South Africa and abroad.