Jyotsna Srikanth is the most sought after South Indian Carnatic violinist in Europe and composer known for her versatility and ability to collaborate with different genres seamlessly and with ease.
Jyotsna Srikanth started her musical career at the age of nine from her mother Rathna Srikantiah and later from R. R. Keshavamurthy, the legendary seven stringed violinist. She is an all rounder who has given numerous South Indian classical (Carnatic) solo concerts, jugalbandhi concerts, jazz - fusion concerts and Contemporary Indian Music shows.
Adding on to this, she has flourished as a performer and composer, exploring lush ground in the crossover between Indian music and a variety of world music & contemporary flavours.
Her violin playing has a nice blend of musical expression and emotion with good technique, a result of three ‘decades of experimentation’ as per a critic.
Ms. Srikanth is featured in many major global music events and venues like WOMAD - UK, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, South Bank Centre, Barbican, The Music Academy - Chennai and many more major venues and festivals across the world.
Recently received the Ganakalashree award from Karnataka Ganakala Parishat
She has also composed music for albums & dance ballets and has released many albums.
Has played violin for nearly 300 Indian films under music directors like Ilaiyaraaja
Received fellowship for Carnatic music from Trinity College of Music, London
Jyotsna is the Artistic Director of the London International Arts Festival and Dhruv Arts in London, where she is promoting Indian music and training students.
For more details visit www.indianviolin.eu
Her most memorable concert was the performance for UKwelcomesModi event where she composed and performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for 60000 people at the Wembley Stadium during the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to UK.
Jyotsna was invited to perform in the Buckingham Palace for a specially commissioned music in a very special setting for the Formal Opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April 2018. She represented India along with 5 other violinists of different genres from 5 different continents from other commonwealth countries to perform a specially commissioned music which will was telecast live on many & TV & channels throughout the world. Her Majesty the Queen of England, The British PM Theresa May, our Hon PM Narendra Modi were present along with other Commonwealth Heads.
Find below a link to the performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WChfBlVwL18
Nordic raga - collaboration with Swedish Folk musicians
Raga Garage - Collaboration with acclaimed western classical violinist Robert Atchison
Carnatic Connections - collaboration with the Bollywood Brass Band
Jyotsna teaches as a visiting faculty for music students in several universities, conservatoires and orchestras throughout the world. She has produced many students. She has the talent to teach Indian music to westerners in a simple way.
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Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00
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