Chuma Sijeqa, South African baritone, was a Link Artist in the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House in London during the 2018-2019 season. In the autumn, he sang in Porgy and Bess and War Requiem for English National Opera. Followinggraduation from Tshwane University of Technology, he joined Gauteng Opera in 2017, as Gasparo in Rita and Schaunard in La bohème. He recently won Second Prize in the Voices of South Africa International Singing Competition, where he attended master classes with Elaine Kidd, David Gowland and David Cowan of Opera North. The prize included participation in the Les Azuriales Opera Festival in Nice, where he won the Joseph Karaviotis Prize in the vocal competition.