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Leon Herman Gropp

Mulitple award winning Musician / Consultant / Creative

Summary

Born in Pretoria, 26 December 1983

BComm Statistics (Hons) Graduate at the University of Pretoria.

Professional musician since 2005, primarily as part of the internationally acclaimed guitar duo, CH2.

Husband to Martelize, and father to Kara-May

Hobbies include Reading, Golf, Running

Education

2001

National Senior Certificate

Hoërskool Wonderboom

Subjects:

Afrikaans / English / Maths / Accounting / Economics / Geography / Music

2006

B.Comm Statistics (CUM LAUDE)

University of Pretoria

Subjects:

Statistics / Economics / Business Management

Additional subjects:

Marketing management / Communication Management / Industrial & Organisational psychology

2007

B.Comm (HONS) Statistics

University of Pretoria

Subjects:

Regression Analysis / Time Series Analysis / Statistical Process Control / Sampling Techniques

2015

Econometrics for the Practitioner

CE at UP - University of Pretoria

*100% for final evaluation

Work experience

20072017

Professional Musician / Creative Director / Guitarist

CH2 Guitar duo

Part of the Multi award winning guitar duo, CH2

Worked with artists such as: Coenie de Villiers, SSQ, Lizz Meiring, Steve Hofmeyr, Loyd Cele, Rocco de Villiers, Anna Davel, Sandra Prinsloo, Elize Cawood, Martha Gomez (Spain)

Part of the revolutionary training product "Discover Your Music" with Jaco Boëttger, implementing Change Management and "Future Fit" models in corporate organisations. (National and International) Major Clients include: BAT (London), Old Mutual, Sanlam, Distell, TAAG (Angola), Wesbank (Namibia)

Jul 2007Present

Consulting and Training

HRE Consulting (Level3 B-BEE)

Training and consulting in Change Management

Industrial theatre / Future Fitness initiative with Jaco Boëttger, called "Discover Your Music" rolled out in numerous corporates all over the continent

Training/facilitating of "Personal Branding" (focusing on sales environment) for Sanlam Wealthsmiths.

2008 Present

Educator

Master classes and presentations in "Music and business"

2007Present

Freelance Video editor / Content Creator

Various projects for numerous companies.

Highlights:

B.A.T (British American Tobacco) - Creating of "Change Resillience" programme on DVD, distributed country wide

Quantec Research - Video tutorial series on using the "EASYDATA" system

HISP: Created Video/Online training manual for HISP (Health Information Systems Programme)

CH2 Live - Numerous music videos, and edited and co-produced the DVD "CH2 Live", a live concert with CH2 and 90 piece Symphony Orchestra. Nominated for a SAMA and GHOEMA award.

Jun 2014Jul 2015

Junior Economist / Content Creator

Quantec Research

Econometric Modeling

Database Administrating

Video Editing

Content Creating

Feb 2006Jun 2007

Information Specialist

University of Pretoria (AIS)

Academic Information Specialist

Managing of database

Assisting students/personel in accessing the database

Dec 2004Jan 2005

Professional Musician/Singer

Hi-5

Chosen as member of the pop group Hi-5

Part of the nation wide tour and concert series of the ATKV in 2005

Performed in the Royal Albert Hall in London with artist Nataniël


Core Competencies

Public Speaking
Creative Directing

Producing, Directing

Mentoring/Coaching

To liberate people in their minds, and help them make a security shift (from structures/systems to their own God-given abilities)

Musician / Guitarist

Mulitiple award winning guitarist/musician

Content creating

Multimedia content for websites, etc. 

Copy writing, Conceptualising

Video Editing

Producing and editing of Corporate / training /  DVDs.

Music videos / Music DVDs


Marketing

Always strive to find innovative ways of marketing

Educate/Entertain/Inspire

Music Achievements/Awards

20072017

CH2 Guitar duo

6 X Studio albums

1 Live DVD & CD with UP Symphony Orchestra

2008 VONK Music Award -  Best Instrumental Album

2008 Huisgenoot TEMPO award - Best Instrumental Album (with Soweto String Quartet)

2009 VONK Music Award -  Best Instrumental Album

2012 SAMA - Best Classical/Instrumental Album

2013 SAMA - Best Classical/Instrumental Album

2013 Lee Ritenour international guitar competition category winners (Montana,USA)

2015 Nominated for a GHOEMA award

2015 GHOEMA award - Best Instrumental Album

20042009

Vertikaal

Christian band based in Pretoria

2 X Studio albums

Merchant Music artists

2007 ATKV Lier toekenning - Beste Christelike album

2009 SAMA - Best Christian album

2016Present

Solo Artist

Produced and wrote the stage production "Rooidag - N.P van Wyk Louw getoonset en gesing". An album version will be released in 2017

Recorded a song with Coenie de Villiers on his 2016 album "Emoji"

2016

Jonkman & Baartman sing nuwe lawwe liedjies

An alternative children's album with an acoustic/educational theme. Co-produced and -written with Christiaan Baartman

2017 Nominated for a GHOEMA award - "Beste kindermusiek album"

References

Prof. Derick de Jongh

University of Pretoria ( Director of Albert Luthuli Centre for Sustainable Leadership)

Tel: +2783 630 0129

Dr. Zander vd Westhuizen

NG Tygerpoort

Tel: +2782 883 2302

Jaco Boëttger

Director: HRE Consulting (Level 3 B-Bee)

Tel: +2782 651 9349

Dr. Schalk Human

Lecturer: University of Pretoria

Tel: +2783 759 1604

Thank you for taking the time to consider my CV