Sekai Mei Zengeza is the eldest daughter of a Zimbabwean father and Malaysian mother. She started playing piano at the age of ten, whilst also holding a fascination for science. She ended up studying civil engineering, an intensive university subject that consumed her time and caused her to stop playing the piano altogether.
Then, in 2014, Sekai returned to her beloved instrument, and is working hard to balance her career in engineering and her compulsion to play and perform on the piano. “I want to bring classical music to the young people of Zimbabwe,” she says, adding that “It’s not just for the elite, but an art form for everybody. I want to transfer a special energy through music into the souls of the people I play to.”
Sekai Zengeza will play her last concert of the year this coming Saturday, 18 July at the Arundel School Chapel. She will return to England shortly thereafter to resume her studies and work in transport engineering. Her recital is titled ‘Just Chemistry’ and Sekai will play music from Bach, Beethoven and Scriabin.
Sekai combines her scientific attention to detail with a vivid creative mind into a beautiful, not-to-be-missed performance.
Catch ‘Just Chemistry’ on Saturday 18 July, 5pm at the Arundel School Chapel. Tickets – $5.