Neo Muyanga’s new work

■ The Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival (SICMF) has established a tradition of annually commissioning a living composer to write a new work. This year, the SICMF will feature Neo Muyanga, pictured. Born in Soweto, Muyanga grew up singing in local traditional choirs and later moved to pursue studies in the Italian madrigal tradition in Trieste, Italy. For this commission, Muyanga has chosen to include four up-and-coming singers from the UCT Opera School to join an all-star SICMF ensemble for the world premiere of his new work, Makeda.