Pieter Bezuidenhout is one of South Africa's most prominent young composers; bridging the gap between the older and the younger generation of composers. For his choral work Stardance he has received the award in composition from the European Academy of Choral Conductors. Bezuidenhout is regularly commissioned locally as well as internationally to write works for ensembles ranging from instrumental chamber groups to festival choirs. His works have been performed in Washington, Bratislava, Istanbul, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. Bezuidenhout's choral works are regularly chosen as prescribed works for South African choral competitions.