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 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 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 has performed 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. She was conferred the Fellowship from the Trinity College of Music, London for South Indian Carnatic music.
Having played violin for nearly 300 Indian films, she is currently working on numerous large scale music experiments – in a way bringing communities together.
***** 5 stars Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
“..Jyotsna Srikanth is an extraordinary and versatile violinist... free-flowing, often mesmerising.“ The Guardian
“..silky rich tones of Jyotsna's violin“ ***** 5 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