Pendo Masote - Young Violinist
Introducing 13-year-old Pendo Masote – Young Violinist
Pendo Masote is a young violinist who is making his debut on a platform such as the National Arts Festival. His repertoire in this concert includes violin staples by Niccolo Paganini, Tomaso Vitali, Antonio Vivaldi and Fritz Kreisler. His appearance at the Festival aims to showcase the depth of music talent in South Africa and confirm that the state of violin playing and teaching is still in good health. The emergence of Pendo is a mere snapshot of what else lies out there and the work that many teachers of string instruments are doing to enrich these youngsters’ lives.
His musical interests reflect the tastes of a young teen. Not only will he present the expected classical masters but, in his final performance on Saturday 1 July at 19:00, he will entertain in a light music performance at the Graham Hotel with hits by Adele, John Legend, Clean Bandit and Michael Jackson. These will be on electric violin to electronic back track.