Jyotsna Srikanth is the most sought after British-Indian violinist and composer known for her versatility and ability to collaborate with different genres seamlessly and with ease. Being a Telugu by birth & culture, she is intensely rooted in south Indian classical music alongside having formal western classical music education.
She has performed many classical solo concerts, jugalbandhi concert & has accompanied many musicians of repute like Dr. Balamuralikrishna, Sudha Raghunathan etc
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 contemporary flavours including jazz, Irish folk, electronica, flamenco, blues, pop, Western classical and the ‘Bollywood’ music. 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.
She is one of the very few names that springs to music collaborators while seeking artistes of high versatility across Indian jazz, Experimental music and ‘cross-over’ genres. Dr. Srikanth is featured in many major global music events and venues like WOMAD - UK, Royal Albert Hall, South Bank Centre – London, Red Violin Festival – Wales, BBC Proms, The Music Academy - Chennai.
She was conferred the Fellowship from the Trinity College of Music, London. She had the privilege to perform in front of the British Prime Minister David Cameron in the British Parliament.
Having played violin for nearly 200 Indian films under music directors like Ilaiyaraaja, she is currently composing & working on numerous large scale music experiments – in a way bringing communities together.
'Fusion Dreams' from 'Jyotsna Srikanth Project, is a contemporary Indian expression. The collective’s recitals combine Indian classical music with a contemporary audio layering with jazz and folk elements. This unique balance between traditional and experimental has helped her carve a niche, captivating audiences across the globe. The theme of the project is to seamlessly intertwine traditional Indian with traditional jazz/folk, offering vibrant foot tapping music appealing to the masses. Jyotsna, known for her versatility, has composed each of the songs keeping in mind the concept of togetherness.
She is the artistic director of Dhruv Arts (www.dhruvarts.org) in London. Dhruv Arts is the host of London International Arts Festival (www.liaf.co.uk)