Knowing Me, Knowing You — Bobby Motlala [student]
Programme & Year:
BA Music & Society, 3rd year
To be a professional black countertenor and a voice teacher.
Top 5 must-hear music:
1. Well-Tempered Klavier — JS Bach
2. Canon in D major — J Pachelbel
3. Lute Songs — J Dowland
4. Throne Room — Cece Winans
5. Songversation — India Arie
Which personal music experiences are most memorable to you?
Winning mezzo section in SACMA competition in two consecutive years.
Top 5 must-read books:
2. Crime and Punishment
3. Any BBC Music Magazine
4. A basic countertenor method
5. Universoul Reflections by P Mutanda
“To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts — such is the duty of the artist.” — Robert Schumann
Top 5 must-see movies:
1. 50 Shades of Grey
2. Secrets of the Lazarus Club
3. Mr God: This is Anna
5. John Wick
Which television shows can you watch over and over again?
Any African cuisine, and any food that has cheese.
How do you relax?
Bonding with my family with a good movie and food.
Which places would you still like to visit?
Institute for Alte Muzik in Germany, Venice, and our local seven wonders.
What is the ringtone on your cell phone?
Nombuso Ndlandla singing Dvorak lied.
What is your favourite moment of the day/week/year at the Conservatory?
Working and learning a lot from different artists as backstage manager, and to work with professional singers in masterclasses.