From Cape Town to London, there are nearly 10,000 km; but you can the distance Pumeza Matshikiza has come, do not measure geographically. It is a truly impressive feat of getting to a childhood in the townships of South Africa with a giant leap to a professional opera career and a record deal with a major label, although Pumeza in their youth enjoyed only minimal musical education.
In her youth Pumeza experienced how their homeland freed himself early 1990s from apartheid. "I remember how people marched and sang freedom songs and how the police came on certain days with tear gas. There were big yellow police cars to maintain order; I also remember that when I came in a few days out of school, people other people burned. As children, we should not see these things actually; but that was the time in which we lived. "
The opera, which was regarded as aloof Employment of the European elite, played Absolutely no role in the cultural life of the townships. Since Pumeza showed an aptitude for math and science in school, "reported one of my teachers at me for the Study of Surveying Engineering at the University of Cape Town. I lived on the upper campus of the University; was the at the bottom South African College of Music. I went down there and heard the people playing piano and singing and thought, oh, I would also very much like to be! Finally, I went and told myself at the College of Music at. "
In her time at the College of the South African composer was Kevin Volans attention to them, who helped her to her first engagement in Europe and they fOr an audition at the prestigious London Royal College Of Music suggested - where she was taken promptly and developed as a soprano to one of the most promising talents.
In 2007, Pumeza graduated with a Master in performance and is currently on Opera House Stuttgart involved. Her life story already inspired many people, so there was only an extensive CNN documentation already numerous appearances in a prominent place, such as at the wedding of Charlene and Albert of Monaco.
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