South African double bassist Leon Bosch turns 60 today. Here’s a chance to watch his performance of ’Yihle Moya’, composed for him by Grant McLachlan, based on the South African national anthem ’Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika’.

This performance was filmed in August 2020 at Wigmore Hall. Bosch plays a Gagliano double bass, circa 1750.

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