Jyotsna Srikanth (Southern India)
Music is—aside perhaps from food—the most powerful medium for conjuring up the atmosphere of far-off lands. In her recitals, violist Jyotsna Srikanth combines Carnatic music from Southern India with contemporary accents. This is no easy task, because Carnatic music takes a completely different musical approach to our scales and rhythms, yet this virtuoso succeeds in making connections and creating a new musical dynamic. The delight in playing that emerges between her and her musicians is contagious!