Jo’burg’s Linder Auditorium came alive with the sound of music on Saturday night, when the two 2016 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships winners were chosen.

Following a tense final round of live performances, saxophonist Linda Sekhakhane (Jazz music) and marimba player Dylan Tabisher (Western Art music) were announced as the winners of the two R200 000 scholarships.

Sekhakhane (24) studied at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is based in Johannesburg, while Capetonian Tabisher (28) studied at Stellenbosch University.