Speaker Profile

Search Speaker:

Find a speaker by letter:

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  ALL

Tholsi Pillay

Kellerman Music CC
Ferndale Ridge, South Africa
Grammy award winner flutist Wouter Kellerman is one of South Africa's musician frontier breakers, & his rise to fame is mostly in part to his manager Tholsi Pillay … her career is a benchmark of what determination & daily grind can achieve.

Over & above a Grammy, Kellerman has won numerous SAMA awards, had many nominations, been nominated for another Grammy, was a featured artist in the 2010 World Cup closing ceremony, has played some of the world's most iconic stages of Summer Stage in NYC, the Kennedy Centre in Washington, Carnegie Hall more than once, and his calendar of annual gig events looks like a world tour from Australia to Shanghai to India to - he attributes all of this success to the hustle and grind of his biggest fan & most dedicated manager, Tholsi.

Her qualifications & career actually started in Human Resources, with a specialisation in Labour Law. It was only the 'calling' of Wouter's music that changed her world, & she now finds herself in a completely different world that she thrives in for the last 14 years.

And thrive she has, as she counts titles of chair of the Music Managers Forum of SA, the vice chair of the continentally famous Moshito Music Conference.

No doubt, Tholsi Pillay has many things up her sleeve as she navigates the US market as easily as she does in South Africa, ensuring that her star Wouter Kellerman, is always 1 step ahead & poised for success.