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Zos Ntuli

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Gauteng

Zosukum’izizwe George Ntuli was born in the year 1992.

He began receiving music lessons at the age of ten from Welcome Soweto School of Music (Wessom), a small music school in Soweto.

He attended his first Miagi camp at the age of 13 under the direction of Wessom, where he met other young classical musicians from Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, and other parts of the country.in 14, he attended Holy Family College, where he met members of the Buskaid Ensemble, and later that year, with a growing interest in classical music, he enrolled in the National School of the Arts, where he met and studied with Maria Branco. He completed his Abrsm grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 while there.

He had extra classes with Caius Opera during his academic grade ten. Zos then applied to and won the Eisteddfod, Phillip Moore competition, Roedean Music Competition, Grahamstown Music Competition, and NSA music competition with the help and assistance of his piano teacher, Sonja Van Zyl.

In 2009, he performed as a soloist with the JPO in their Concerto festival, performing Vivaldi's L'estate. While at NSA, he played for the JPO Academy, which he joined following Matric at the age of 19, and got lessons from Miro Chakaryan.

In 2012, he joined the Gauteng Camerata under Kutlwano Masote, where he performed among other young musicians.He enrolled in the KZNPO's Cadetship programme in 2014. In 2015, he performed as a soloist with the KZNPO, performing the first movement of Mendelssohn's violin concerto as part of their Young Performers performance.

He performed with the KZNPO in the Grahamstown Arts Festival, on a Wouter Kellerman album, and in their WSS concerts.

In 2017, he returned to Johannesburg and worked as a freelance violinist and tutor.

Some notable artist's & project's he's worked with include his Recital at the Auto & general Theatre at the Nelson Mandela Square with Sonja Van Zyl in 2017, Web Maestro's MTN Opera Jewels, playing as a soloist for 'Narative Dreams' a play at the Market theatre & Umculo's St.John's Passion & Romeo's Passion, Simphiwe Dana's 2011 LyricTheatre DVD & the Simphiwe Dana Experience DVD in 2019, Msaki's live performances & an album recording & many more.

In the beginning of 2019, he began working as a part-time violin tutor at the National School of the Arts, and in 2020, he began working as a tutor at Auckland Park Preparatory School. In Johannesburg, he works as a freelance violinist and tutor.


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