Jyotsna Srikanth

India. Carnatic Violin

Jyotsna Srikanth is the most sought after South Indian violinist in Europe and composer known for her versatility and ability to collaborate with different genres seamlessly and with ease. She is intensely rooted in south Indian classical music alongside exploring lush ground in the crossover between Indian music and a variety of contemporary flavours. Her violin playing has a nice blend of 'bhava' [musical expression and emotion] & fingering technique, a result of three ‘decades of experimentation’ as per a critic. Dr. Srikanth is featured in many major global music events and venues like WOMAD - UK, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, Wales Millenium Centre, South Bank Centre & The Music Academy - Chennai. She was conferred the Fellowship in Carnatic Music by the Trinity College of Music, London. Having played violin for more than 200 Indian films, she is now currently working on numerous large scale music experiments – in a way bringing communities together. She is the Artistic Director of the London International Arts Festival (www.liaf.co.uk) and Dhruv Arts (www.dhruvarts.org), UK and has been raising money for many charities through music. More on www.indianviolin.eu.

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