Instrumentalist - Viola, Instrumentalist - Violin

Gramophone proclaimed violist and composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s playing as providing “solidly shaped music of bold, mesmerising character,” and the critic of the Washington Post described her as playing “with dazzling technique in the virtuoso fast movements and deep expressiveness in the slow movements.” Among her 2019-20 engagements are performances of chamber music by Schubert and Dohnányi with the Linton Chamber Music Series, and Brahms sextets and the world premiere of her string sextet Sexagesimal with Phoenix Chamber Music Society.

Posted: Dec-19-2019
Latest News

Violist and composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama joined with the Dover Quartet to perform her composition "Primal Message," for viola quintet, string quintet and second viola, during this year's Chamber Music Northwest festival. The composer was interviewed about her creative process, both as a composer and interpreter. 

Posted: Sep-11-2018
Latest Acclaim

"Added to this was Ms. Ngwenyama, Californian born, with a Zimbabwean/Japanese heritage. So effortlessly did she blend in with the ensemble that she could rarely be singled out. But in those lovely duets in thirds during the Mendelssohn, with First Violist Lawrence Dutton, one could hear what a talent she is."

— Concerto Net
Posted: Aug-22-2018
Latest Recording

Sonoran Storm, released October 1 on EDI Records, features composer/violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama and pianist Eckart Sellheim, performing Nokuthula's title work and others by Rebecca Clarke, Byron Adams and Franz Liszt. 

Posted: Oct-1-2018
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Posted: Apr-7-2008