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Riaan Nieuwenhuis is a talented composer and multi-instrumentalist from South Africa. His music spans the genres of Indie Rock to New Age and Classical. Riaan has a special talent for creating melody lines and sensual rhythms that compliment mood and motion for film footage. His music ranges from spacious, ethereal and melodic piano compositions, to adrenalin-pumping, power-driven rock instrumentals.Showing promising creative talent on the piano at the age of six, Riaan Nieuwenhuis went through classical training, as well as blues training on both guitar and piano followed by a drumming course at Jazz Workshop in Cape Town. Later Riaan travelled the world, exchanging musical ideas and interacting with foreign musicians. Fusing his own ideas with these influences, he has created a catalog of dynamic and delicate world compositions while maintaining his originality. Riaan has formed the acclaimed five-piece group, Delta Blue, which has received major media coverage. They recorded three albums and featured on many compilation albums, traveled to the UK and Namibia, and performed on major stages in South Africa.