WATCH: Young violinist Pendo Masote pulls at the heartstrings on #702Unplugged

Gifted 13-year-old violinist Pendo Masote says violin playing has always been a big part of his life.

I've been playing violin for the last 8 years now.

Pendo Masote, violinist

The young musician owned his first violin at the age of three and begun violin lessons at five.

I started responding to the violin at a very young age... Before I even had one, I had to wooden spoons and pretended I was playing one.

Pendo Masote, violinist

His grandfather is the late music stalwart Michael Masote, and his father, Kutlwano, an acclaimed classical musical conductor and cellist.

Read: Gifted father and son shine while continuing musical legacy of Masote family

The talented musician spoke about his love for music, the milestones he hopes to achieve one day and paid tribute to his grandfather who passed away in May.

WATCH: Young violinist Pendo Masote pulls at the heartstrings on #702Unplugged

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