Dancaïro, Schmuggler

Eddie Mofokeng

Tenor oder Bariton

Eddie Mofokeng’s love of music took hold from an early Age, being surrounded by a musical family. He first began His musical training by playing trumpet and then he expanded To include trombone, horn and tuba. He was also a member Of a community choir and that gave him a love of singing And from there he decided to focus his attention on studying As a classical singer.

Eddie studied singing at North West University, Potchefstroom with Prof Santisa Viljoen in 2009 and graduated in 2012 with his Diploma In Music. He then followed with a BA Mus. Degree in 2013, Honours Degree in 2014 and Masters in Musicology in 2016. While at North – West University he participated in a number of Masterclasses including Kobie van Rensburg and Jcques Imbrailo. He was also invited to Lübeck in 2015 to perform with Choir-academy, where he had Masterclasses with Magaret Honig, and among others Marcel Boone, Rolf Beck and Marcin Koziel.

In 2016 he was awarded the Mozart Festival Scholarship to study in Cologne, Germany under Prof Josef Protschka. Eddie started his Master Degree in Cologne where he was working with Raimund Nolte. He performed Gianni Schicci and Mandarin music in China during the 2017 iSing Young Artist Festival around July and August. Furthermore, Eddie was among the 42 finalists of 2017 Neue Stimmen Singing competition held in Güterslohr, he was also part of of the Semi-finalists of 5th Otto Edelmann Singing Competition held in Vienna. In 2018 Eddie got an opportunity to join the Collegium Vocal Ghent under the direction of an internationally acclaimed Phillip Herreweghe. In 2018/19 Eddie performed Troubles in Tahiti and A Quiet Place by Bernstein in Aachen theatre, this also included Dido & Aeneas later in that season. In 2019 Eddie was among the quater finalists of Competizione dell’Opera held in Sochi. He also performed a role of Enrico in Haydn’s L’isola Disabitata at Rheinsberg festival Schloss.

Eddie has a strong sense of community and works regularly with local choirs, school choirs and church choirs, preparing them for competitions. He believes that the power of music, especially singing, heals the soul and that he has a responsibility to spread this powerful message wherever he can perform.