Knowing Me, Knowing You — Nozipho Hlungwani [student]
Programme & Year:
Diploma in Music, 3rd year
I have few ideas in my head that I would like to keep a secret for now. My goal is to be a well-mannered and approachable educator who will always be there for learners/students whenever they need me.
Top 5 must-hear music:
1. GF Handel — Minuet from Berenice
2. JS Bach — Air on the G-string
3. Franz Schubert — Symphony No. 8, 2nd movement
4. WestLife — Only Love
5. Elton John — Can you feel the love tonight
Which personal music experiences are most memorable to you?
The privilege of learning how to play a violin within twelve months, as well as working with Prof Taljaard during my first year who helped me to be where I am today with theory. In addition, having a chance to work with different lecturers from different countries has broaden my musical experience because they all work differently.
Top 5 must-read books:
1. I am the messenger by Markus Zusak
2. Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare
3. And furthermore by Judi Dench
4. I don’t know how she does it by Allison Pearson
5. To kill a mocking bird by Harper Lee
• “Nothing can separate us from the love of God.” — Romans 8:35
• “If God is for us, who can be against us.” — Romans 8:31
• “Give a person enough rope to hang himself/herself.”
• “I’d rather be a failure in something that I love than a success in something that I hate.” — George Burns
• “If opportunities don’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle.
Top 5 must-see movies:
1. After Sunset
2. National Police
3. Just Wright
Which television shows can you watch over and over again?
Believe it or not, I’m still mesmerized by cartoons. I’d rather put my school work on hold or rather be late for class just to watch Sofia the First, even when I’ve watched the episode, I’ll watch it again.
I can’t say no to fish no matter how full I am.
Dry lemon soda drink as well as mixed berries juice.
How do you relax?
I relax by locking myself in my room then play WestLife music, if not concertos from different composers.
Which places would you still like to visit?
Mauritius, of course, Bermuda, Vienna and Paris.
What is your favourite moment of the day/week/year at the Conservatory?
Musikhane: working with those learners makes me feel like a professional educator. The learners are easier to work with and they cooperate as well as showing respect that I never thought they would.