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Zos Ntuli


Zosukum’izizwe George Ntuli was born in 1992.

At 10 he started taking music lessons from a local music school in Soweto, Welcome Soweto School of Music (Wessom).At 13 he attended his 1st Miagi camp under Wessom where he met other young classical musicians from Pretoria,Bloemfontein, Cape Town and other parts of the country.

 At 14 he went to Holy Family College where he met some members of the Buskaid Ensemble then later that year with a rising interest in classical music he enrolled to the National School of the Arts where he met and took lessons with Maria Branco. While there he completed his Abrsm grades 5,6,7 & 8.

During his academic grade 10 he took extra lessons with Caius Opera. Zos then applied and successfully played for the Eisteddfod’s, Phillip Moore competition, Roedean Music Competition, Grahamstown Music Competition & the NSA music competition with the support and accompaniment of his teacher Sonja Van Zyl on the Piano.

He also appeared as soloist with the JPO in 2009 in their Concerto festival playing Vivaldi’s: L’estate. While at NSA he played for the JPO Academy underSonja Bass which he joined after Matric at 19 and took lessons with Miro Chakaryan.

In 2012 he joined the Gauteng Camerata under Kutlwano Masote where he played with other budding young musicians.

 In 2014 he joined the KZNPO’s Cadetship program. He then appeared as soloist with the KZNPO in 2015 playing the 1st mvt of Mendelssohn’s violin concerto as part of their Young performers concert. With the KZNPO he played at the Grahamstown Arts festival, recorded for a Wouter Kellerman album & performed in their WSS Concert’s. 

In 2017 he returned to Joburg & freelanced as a violinist & 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. 

At the beginning of 2019 he joined the National School of the Arts as a part-time violin tutor & in 2020 he joined Auckland Park Preparatory School as a tutor as well. He continues to freelance as a violinist & tutor in Johannesburg.

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