Honorary Associate Artist signed to Intermusica
Congratulations to RNCM alum and Honorary Associate Artist, Abel Selaocoe who has been signed to Intermusica.
The 27-year-old South African cellist now joins their imagine portfolio; a space for exploring distinctive performance formats, diverse artistry, and ever-wider and more inclusive audiences.
As a soloist and ensemble player, Abel explores the capacity of the cello across a range of genres, from collaborating with beatboxers and world musicians to giving concerto performances and classical recitals. He has performed with Johannesburg, KZN and Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestras and plays regularly with the BBC Philharmonic, Aldeburgh Britten Pears Young Artist Programme and Multi-Storey. His love of improvisation and world music led him to co-founding Kabantu, a global folk fusion quintet whose success has led them to performances all over the UK, from the BBC Proms to Ulverston International Festival, as well as several broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.
Abel graduated in 2018, after completing an International Artist Diploma with Hannah Roberts. His studies were supported by the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, a Dorothy Stone Scholarship, the Lord and Lady Lurgan Trust, the Jellis Bequest and the Musicians’ Company Motesiczky Scholarship.
12 March 2019