Soweto Quartet mourns its cellist
September 29, 2016 by norman lebrecht
Reuben Malusi Khemese, cellist of the Soweto String Quartet and pioneer of South African chamber music, collapsed on Wednesday and died at 62.
The group, built around brothers violinists Sandile and Thami and cellist Reuben Khamese, played at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in 1994.
Sandile Khemese said: ‘Reuben lost his wife in a tragic car accident five years ago and he never really recovered from that.’
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