George Zos Ntuli
Zosukum'izizwe George Ntuli biography (zosthedj).
I am commonly known as Zos & born in 1992. I started music at the age of ten at a local music school in Soweto, Wessom. At eleven, I took my first violin lesson at the school.
When I was thirteen I attended my first Miagi camp where I met other young classical musicians from Pretoria, Bloemfontein , Cape Town & other parts of the country. At fourteen I went to Holy Family College where I met some members of the Buskaid Ensemble in Soweto then with a rising interest in classical music I went to the National School of the Arts where I took lessons with Maria Braco while there I completed my Abrsm grades 5,6,7 and 8 violin practical & theory 4,5 & 6.During my academic grade 10,I took extra violin lessons with Caius Opera. That year I applied and successfully played for the Eistedfords, Roedean Competition, Grahamstown Music competition, Phillip Moore competition & the National School of the Arts Classical Music competition. While at NSA I also played for the JPO Academy orchestra under Sonja Bass then after my matric I took lessons with Miro Chakaryan under the JPO’s Cadetship program. I left the cadetship, worked as a gigging musician & taught in Midrand at the Cape Gateway Church. I then played for the Gauteng Camerata under Kutlwano Masote for a year. In 2014 I joined the KZNPO’s Cadetship program. I then appeared as soloist with the Kznpo in 2015 playing the 1st mvt of Mendelssohn’s violin concerto in e minor. I taught violin for Wessom, Enlightened Music Project in Braamfontein.In Durban I taught for the Kznpo at the Lungisa Indlela Village (LIV) & Kwabazothini High School(Music theory using recorders).I am also a very keen performer & played a recital at the Sandton theatre on the square on the 25th of March 2017.
In 2019 I joined the National School of the Arts at a part-time violin tutor where I taught until I left in 2021.
In 2021 I joined Auckland Park Preparatory where I continue to teach violin & assist with the orchestra as a part-time violin tutor.In 2022,I attended the DJ CHRISTOS ACADEMY as I have always had an interest in dance music aswell.My set's include a lot of cover song's that I play on the violin & mix myself aswell.My DJ stage name is Zosthedj.
I am currently working on a single & an EP which I am looking to release later mid year in 2023.I also continue to teach & work as a freelance violinist.