Njabulo Nxumalo – Arco double bassist

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My love of music started from a very young age. I was fortunate to grow up in a musical home, and while no one in my family is an instrumentalist, Kwela music has always been present in my life, for example in church. Louise Lansdown invited me to join the Arco project and have violin lessons online with a student from RBC in 2016. It was ultimately through Arco that I was able to switch from violin to double bass.

Being a student of the Arco project has given me many wonderful opportunities that have helped develop my playing and encouraged me to study music. In 2017, I was one of three students from MICM who travelled to Birmingham to watch the Cecil Aronowitz Viola Competition. It was the first time I had ever been on a flight and so far from home, but coming to visit RBC showed me the high standard of the string students there and inspired me to practise hard so that one day I might also be able to study at a conservatoire.

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