Classical musicians tend to think the industry is limiting for them in South Africa, but Neo Motsatse doesn’t, because she’s creating her own opportunities. She began staging her own annual Neo Motsatse the Concert events at the age of 10, and has performed at corporate events and the National Arts Festival, where she won the Standard Bank Ovation Award in 2016 and 2018. She plays mostly violin or the piano, but believes it’s important for musicians not to limit themselves to one instrument or genre. “Widen your scope and explore different things until you can culminate all of them into your own unique sound. You have to push boundaries and get out of your comfort zone to succeed past the ordinary,” she says. Motsatse also runs Girl Power SA, which she founded when she was 15 to help girls find their inner power and reach their highest potential.
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