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Dr. Jyotsna Srikanth, Indian Violinist and Composer

Jyotsna is the most sought after British Indian violinist. She is one of the very few names that springs to music collaborators while seeking artistes of high versatility across Cross-over, Indian Jazz & Experimental music genres. She has a fusion band of her own called 'Fusion Dreams’, which performs Contemporary Indian Music, Bollywood and Indian Jazz.

 She had a successful collaboration concert at Italy – representing India, which was presided by the Duchess and Duke of Somerset and H.E. Commissioner of India to Italy Mr. And Mrs. Saha. Jyotsna composed and notated the music for this very well received piece of orchestra.

 She has worked with many Karnataka arts bodies in India and UK, giving them the best of the orthodox and collaboration music. She has kept UK Kannadigas entertained on many occasions since 2003.

 Jyotsna is 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 having formal western classical music education.  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.

 Dr.  Srikanth is intensely rooted in south Indian classical music alongside having formal western classical music education.  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.

 She has been featured in many major global music events and venues like WOMAD - UK, Red Violin Festival - Wales, BBC Proms, Cleveland Music Festival – USA, East-West International Music Encounter – India and The Music Academy Chennai.

 Based in London, Dr. Srikanth has received many awards & titles at National & International levels. Jyotsna is also an accomplished western classical violinist. She has played violin for nearly 200 commercial Indian films under music directors like Illayaraja, Keeravani & Hamsalekha.  She is a medical doctor and a postgraduate in Pathology. 

 Kalaimamani Shri. Unnikrishnan released Jyotsna’s Illayaraja Hits on Instrumental in London’s Watersmeet Theatre in August, 2011.

 Also in August, 2011 - Shrilankan High Commissioner to Italy Designate, Mr. Asitha Pereira released Chants for Children Album designed for kids of the West. Sanskrit prayers with western music ornamentation.

 She was conferred a Fellowship in Carnatic Music from the Trinity College of Music, London. She has been training numerous students in London through her organisation Dhruva Foundation.

 Aaprt from delivering authentic and orthodox indian classical concerts, she is popular and in great demand for collaboration and fusion concerts using her band and her signature innovative ability to link genres. Continuously experimenting with musicians of different genres like Bob Atchinson, Chris Hague, Rao Kyao, Dr. Kadi Gopalnath, Dr. Balamurali Krishna and Unnikrishnan.


Jyotsna specialises in
  • South Indian [Carnatic] violin solo concerts
  • Fusion and Collaborations
  • Music production and arrangements
  • Composing and arranging music
  • Educational projects, specialising in comparative studies of music from the east & west
  • Jugalbandis - North and South Indian music collaborations
Credits and Discography [Click below to buy] 

Major Festivals and Television shows
WOMAD – UK & BBC Radio 3
World Kannada Summit, Belgaum, 2011
Red Violin Festival – Wales 
Cleveland Music Festival – USA
World Trade Auditorium, Singapore
East-West International Music Encounter – Bangalore
Kumar Gandharva Music Festival, Bhopal 
The Music Academy, Chennai
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