Instrumentalist - Viola, Instrumentalist - Violin
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Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s performances as orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber musician garner great attention. Gramophone proclaimed Ms. Ngwenyama as providing “solidly shaped music of bold, mesmerising character,” and the Washington Post described her as playing “with dazzling technique ... and deep expressiveness.”

Posted: Feb-22-2018
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Violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama is featured in the culminating performance for the Brattleboro Music Center's 2017-18 chamber music series. The two performances of "Two Glorious Sextets of Brahms" will also feature violinist Jaime Laredo, cellist Sharon Robinson, violinist Pamela Frank, violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, and cellist Keith Robinson. 

Posted: May-8-2018
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"Op. 36 was a more interesting intellectual endeavor with layered complexity in the adroit interaction of the six instruments that produced unusual combinations of sounds and a textured interplay among instrument that was astonishing...Not least in that endeavor was Ngwenyama on first viola who offered a complimentary and sometimes challenging sound."

— The Millbrook Independent
Posted: Jun-12-2018
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Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein (1829 - 1894) was one of the most prodigious and controversial musical talents of the 19th century. His fame as a virtuoso pianist rivaled that of Liszt, and as a composer he was quite prolific, writing 17 operas, six symphonies, five piano concerti, concerti for violin and cello, and numerous chamber works. Many compositions performed during his lifetime fell into obscurity leading up to World War I, as did his great fame. A rise in nationalism did much to shunt Rubinstein's reputation and work, as his musical approach and personal philosophy did not fit that mold. He felt that German and Russian nationalism were dangerous and believed music should remain international. Nevertheless, a Germanic influence is apparent in much of his work, much to the consternation of 'The Five' (Balakirev, Borodin, Cui, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov) and other contemporary Russian composers.
Posted: Nov-8-2008
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Posted: Apr-7-2008