Sunday, November 6, 2011

Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Guest Soloist of Avanti Ensemble, Blacksburg, VA Dec. 2, 7:30 PM

[Nokuthula Ngwenyama]

The renowned violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama (b. 1976),, is President of the American Viola Society and has long been featured at She seems to perform nonstop! Here is an upcoming concert in Blacksburg, Virginia on Dec. 2, 2011:

Blacksburg, Virginia
Friday, December 2, 2011 7:30PM
Virginia Tech Recital Salon (Squires Student Center)
“The popular Avanti Ensemble members David Ehrlich, violin, Ben Wyatt, cello, and Teresa Ehrlich, piano, are joined by acclaimed violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama to bring us an evening of 'lush sounds of piano and strings.' At age 17 Ms Ngwenyama was a prizewinner in the Primrose International Viola Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. She is also winner of an Avery Fisher career grant.

"Gramophone proclaimed Ms. Ngwenyama's playing as 'solidly shaped music of bold, mesmerizing character.' This concert features Mozart's uplifting Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Rachmaninov's emotional Piano Trio 'Elegiaque' No. 1 in G minor, and the first performance in Blacksburg of Joaquin Turina's sensual Piano Quartet, op. 67."

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