Saturday, 8 November 2014

Introducing TEDxEuston 2014 speaker/performer Pumeza Matshikiza

It’s 6,000 miles from Cape Town to London, but the distance which Pumeza Matshikiza has travelled can’t be measured in mere geography. To be brought up  in the townships of South Africa and then to make the giant leap to become a professional opera singer/performer, despite having had a minimum of formal music training while she was growing up, is an awesome feat indeed. Her first exposure to opera was by hearing it on the radio, and she’d also visit the public library with a school friend and borrow opera LPs to listen to. One of the first names she became aware of was the Swiss soprano Edith Mathis, who she heard singing Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Today, Pumeza is a regular performer with Stuttgart Opera. But it is hard to describe Pumeza in words….to get a glimpse into who she is, you will not only have to hear her sing, but will feel her voice and it will stay with you.....

She is special – she will be at TEDxEuston 2014.

A few tickets left - get yours TODAY. You will not want to be home alone in London on December 6 - promise.

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