Eddie Mofokeng

Eddie Mofokeng

Lyric Baritone

"I work today, I rest tomorrow"...
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2017Puccini: Gianni SchicchiBetto Di Signa
2012Purcell: Dido and AeneasDido
2011Mozart: Cosi fan tutteGuglielmo

Bio


Eddie Mofokeng was born in South Africa, in a small town called Kroonstad. Eddie was raised in a musical family with a father that was an organ player and a jazz keyboard player and a mother that was just musically equipped without any professional background. Eddie started playing brass instruments at a very young age as it was a legacy from his mother's family to learn the instruments. The passion drove him until he starting something, to sing classic. This was a new adventure for him until he decided to study music at North West Potchefstroom University under Dr Santisa Viljoen. He started taking masterclasses from world renowned artists like Kobie van Rensburg, Prof Barbara Hill moore, Prof Svein Bjørkøy, Jacques le Roux, Prof Werner Nel. His studies started in 2009 until 2014, Diploma in Music, Bachelor in Arts and Music, Honors in Musicology, during this time he did his first opera Cosi fan Tutte as Guglielmo, Dido & Aeneas. Eddie was involved in many concerts and masterclasses out of Potchefstroom. In 2016 Eddie got a scholarship from International Johannesburg Mozart festival to study in Cologne. In 2017 Eddie got invited to iSing Young Artist Festival and he did Betto in Gianni Schicci. The same year he got invited to Neue Stimmen international singing competition in Gueterslohr finals, furthermore, he also got to semi-finals at 13th Otto-Edelmann singing competition in Vienna. Eddie has appeared as a soloist in numerous concert music like Faure Requiem in South Africa, Messiah, Petite Messe Solemnes, with the International choir academy of Luebeck in Germany under Maestro Rolf Beck. Eddie is currently based in Koeln Germany and studying his Master studies in Aachen Music department.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Strauss J.: Die Fledermaus Gabriel Von Eisenstein 24 hours The Jerusalem Opera Festival 2018
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi Betto Di Signa 24 hours 2017
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas Dido 1 week 2012
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Guglielmo 1 week 2011
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Papageno No

Awards

johannesburg International mozart scholarship
2018