Michael Maas Obituary, Death Cause – The family of the late Michael Maas, who formerly served as the Chief Executive Officer of Artscape, has been extended our deepest condolences. He left this world late last night.
Michael was a passionate participant in the arts industry who, for the better part of 18 years, oversaw the profitable development of Artscape.
During that time, Artscape was under Michael’s watchful eye. During this time period, there was a transitional period in which there were changes in the way that the government funded the arts, which fundamentally altered the way that arts companies operated. Additionally, during this time period, there were also changes in the way that arts organizations operated.
Michael, who was a huge fan of classical music, will be remembered for the important role he played as chairperson of the National Youth Music Competition. Michael was a huge fan of classical music. Because of his work in this capacity, he will be remembered for all time as an individual who significantly contributed to the development of young musicians.
Michael was a founding member of the project in 1984, and he continued to steer its development through many iterations over the course of several decades, culminating in the current format, in which the finalists get the opportunity to perform with the CPO in the final round. In 1984, Michael was a founding member of the project, and he continued to steer its development through many iterations over the course of several decades.
Young musicians who took part in the NYMC and went on to achieve success in that environment are now employed as professional musicians in South Africa and elsewhere in the world in significant numbers. We will always remember him with fondness because of the admirable leadership he demonstrated and the significant contributions he made to our area of study.