Kutlwano Masote


Masote is an arts administrator and conductor. As an educator, he has mentored some of the finest young musicians from South Africa including Abel Selaocoe, Themba Machobane of the Soweto String Quartet, Reabetswe Ngoasheng and Neo Buthelezi of The Muses.

As his record demonstrates, he is passionate about transforming the face of classical music in South Africa. Having grown up in a home of musicians who gave their time and resources to promote music, Masote is all too aware of the challenges the sector faces today and is ready to be part of the solution.  

NGO boards:

2001 – The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra
2001-2005 – The Johannesburg Music Initiative (founding Chairman)
2005-2008 - The Arts and Culture Trust (chairman in 2007 and 2008)
2016 to date – SAMRO Foundation (chairman since 2017)
2015 to date – National Youth Music Foundation (Trustee)

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