Soprano Janani Sridhar is a rising star in western classical music and was the only Indian in the Orchestra of Music Makers
8/12/2015 4:09:56 PM
|written By : Nithya Subramanian|
Janani Sridhar made headlines as the first ever Singaporean to win the first prize in the Vocal, Under 16 Category at the 58th Llangollen International Musical Eistedfodd. The competition, commonly billed as “The Musical Olympics”, is held in Wales and had her competing against over 6,000 other global competitors. The jury described Janani as “a gifted singer who has a marvelous future in singing.”
Born in Singapore, Soprano Janani Sridhar is no stranger to the performing arts in her home country. She has been associated with several local and international productions, her latest being the only Indian in the Orchestra of the Music Makers (OMM) that performed one of the most ambitious pieces of classical music, Gustav Mahler’s 8th Symphony or “Symphony of a Thousand”, live in Singapore as a tribute to SG50. She is a recipient of several awards including first prize at the Youth Asian Music Competition.
Janani is an alumna of the Oberlin Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music, and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Stony Brook University.