AKUSTIKA was founded and established in 2006 by its current conductor, Christo Burger.
Awards and Accolades
- Collaboration with the composer, Karl Jenkins. Under his baton the choir performed Jenkins’ “The Armed Man - Mass for Peace” as well as “Stabat Mater”.
- In 2008 AKUSTIKA won the Pavarotti trophy as well as the title “Choir of the World” at the annual Llangollen Eisteddfod in Wales.
- AKUSTIKA also won the grand prize and was announced as overall winners of the Concorso Chorale Internazionale Riva del Garda competition in Italy in 2010.
- AKUSTIKA took part in the annual Spittal an der Drau choir competition in Austria and was awarded the Publikum prize at the competition in 2012.
- According to the “Interkultur Musica Mundi” world-ranking list, AKUSTIKA is currently ranked 6th best choir in the world as well as 3rd best, mixed choir.
- AKUSTIKA performed twice as solo artists at the prestigious Classic FM Soiree hosted by the Classic FM radio station.
- Recently, AKUSTIKA collaborated with the country’s best contemporary composers for the recording of the soundtrack of a new South African TV Drama, “Donkerland”.