South African native Dr. Cobus du Toit is the Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and on the faculty of Longy School of Music of Bard College. As an international soloist and chamber musician Cobus has concertized in Russia, Taiwan, Japan, Germany and France. Pretoria News declared: “du Toit makes you believe the impossible. With du Toit in flight one is never aware of technique alone. He is driven by purely musical inspiration.”
In addition to being the principal flute for the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Cobus also performs with the Antero Winds, a professional woodwind quintet which holds an annual residency with the Aspen Music Festival. Cobus self-produced two recordings available through online platforms: Tríptico with classical guitarist Patrick Sutton and Mythavian with pianist Doreen Lee.
Cobus received his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Pretoria. His principal teachers include John Hinch and Christina Jennings.