08 Nov Ofentse Pitse, Conductor and Founder of all black Orchestra: Anchored Sound
Meet Ofentse Pitse.
Ofentse is the first black South African woman to conduct and own an all-black orchestra. Ofentse Pitse played her first instrument at the age of 12. Ofentse studied architecture as a way to combine her love of the arts with numbers but never let go of her love of music.
She eventually found her way back to music and in 2017, Ofentse started a youth choir for which she handpicked young people that were classically trained from Soweto, Katlehong, Tembisa and Pretoria.
Over time as she gained more experience in the classical music world she realized that there was no all-black orchestra and so she decided to start her own.
In this episode, Ofentse shares how she took the leap from architecture to conducting and all the many many challenges she faced along the way.
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