Jyotsna Srikanth is an Indian violinist and composer, performing Carnatic music and Western classical music.Jyotsna's initial foray into music came in the film industry, playing under the direction of film composers such as Hamsalekha and Ilaiyaraaja.By her account, she has played for over two hundred south Indian films.
Following her marriage, she moved to London, where she expanded her repertoire to music scores for documentaries (on Discovery and National Geographic), teleserials, besides performing at global music events such as WOMAD, theRed Violin Festival, the Cleveland Music Festival, and the BBC Proms.
Jyotsna also performs jazz and fusion, and has set up a troupe called Fusion Dreams,. She has collaborated with the classical guitarist Simon Thacker, and the flamenco/jazz guitarist Eduardo Niebla., as well as Fado saxophonistRão Kyao.
Jyotsna has lectured on comparative techniques between the Indian and western classical violin at University of Cambridge and Liverpool University.
She established a foundation Dhruva to help upcoming Indian artistes to perform in the United Kingdom,as well as raise funds for charity.
In 2012, she organised the London International Arts Festival, a series of concerts of Carnatic, fusion, folk and Balkan music, as well as dance performances from Cyprus and India.
Jyotsna continues her Carnatic music career as a soloist and as an accompanist, and has performed with masters such as Dr M. Balamuralikrishna, Kadri Gopalnath, and N. Ravikiran.
Srikanth specialises in the following Indian composers: Thyagaraja, Purandara Dasaru, Papanasam Sivan, Annamacharya, Muthuswami Dikshitar, Shyama Sastri and Mysore Vasudevachar