Jyotsna Srikanth


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.


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, Red Violin Festival – Wales, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, Wales Millenium Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Music Academy - Chennai and many more major venues and festivals across the world.


Having played violin for nearly 200 ​​Bollywood film​s​, she is currently working on numerous large scale music experiments – in a way bringing communities together.


Jyotsna is the Artistic Director of the London International Arts Festival and Dhruv.


​Jyotsna will be presenting 'Carnatic Nomad' the traditional music from South India.


'..Jyotsna Srikanth is an extraordinary and versatile violinist... free-flowing, often mesmerising' 4****stars The Guardian, July 2013


'...Full of delicate ornamentation' 4****stars The Evening Standard


"..Britain's finest violinist of Indian classical music" Time Out


"..An immense musical talent and intelligence" Deccan Chronicle


"..Arguably the only name that springs to music collaborators while seeking artistes across the Indian classical, jazz and world music" Indian Express


"...the amazing Jyotsna Srikanth on violin." Independent, BBC Proms Concert

Content Related To This Artist

Interview: Bollywood Brass Band with Jyotsna Srikanth (November 2016)

Earlier in September, the UK’s electrifying Bollywood Brass Band released their latest album, Carnatic Connections, which is an exciting collaboration with violinist Jyotsna Srikanth, that ventures away from Northern Bollywood and downwards into South Indian film music. A couple of weeks ago, I spoke on the phone with the band’s…

Artists: Bollywood Brass Band , Jyotsna Srikanth

Review: London International Arts Festival, 3rd Day @ Rich Mix (London, 4th November 2015)

For the fourth year in a row and five consecutive days, the London International Arts Festival showed its audience how to amalgamate distant cultures (like Indian Carnatic tradition and afro/Venezuelan jazz) with the London social fabric. Artists and bands from around the world musically interacted on East and North-East London…

Artists: Bernhard Schimpelsberger , Jyotsna Srikanth , Talvin Singh

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