Runette Botha

The Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for Music 2013 soprano Runette Botha is a sought after concert singer and recitalist with an extensive repertoire in oratorio and other sacred music, ranging from Bach through Mozart to Rutter.

"I'm very grateful to Standard Bank for this award. I believe that the exposure is invaluable.  I hope that through this award I will get the opportunity to do more work at home, and then in effect invest my talent in South Africa again," said Botha, who currently lives and works primarily in Germany.

She made her professional debut at the Royal Albert Hall, performing in a gala concert alongside José Carreras and Kiri te Kanawa. She has performed the Stein arrangement ofMahler's Fourth Symphonyat King's Place with Trevor Pinnock andMahler's Second Symphonyat Cadogen Hall.

Photographer: Adam McConnachie

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