Evans Netshivhambe


Evans Netshivhambe was born in 1982 in Venda in an area called Nzhelele, Limpopo, South Africa. He completed his high school education in 2000 at Dimani Agricultural High School. He then pursued his music studies at University of Venda in 2001. In 2002, Evans enrolled for a BMus degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, which he completed in 2005, specializing in music composition. In his senior undergraduate years, he was appointed as a part-time lecturer/tutor for first-year students in sound mixing and design, as well as score arranging.

Evans produced a portfolio of music compositions for his final undergraduate year which demonstrated his originality and creative flair as a composer, obtaining a distinction in Composition. He also completed a long essay on the transcription of Venda dance forms, qualifying with a first class pass.

In 2007, he graduated with a Masters degree in Digital Arts, and subsequently enrolled for an MMus degree in Composition. The areas that he specialized in for this Masters degree were Music Composition, Sound Design, Sound Engineering as well as Audio Mixing for production and Multimedia Composition. In 2008, he was awarded third prize in a Choral Music competition pioneered by the Southern African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO),which showcased 20th Century choral music style. He also received three commissions from SAMRO in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He is very passionate about music composition and has been composing music since he was 16 years old.

Evans was part of an ensemble of four brothers which was called “Boys Beat”. This is where he discovered his composition ability. He is currently enrolled for a PhD in music composition at the University of the Witwatersrand.

ZAPretoria, South Africa


Evans Netshivhambe

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