Jyotsna Srikanth
Carnatic Violin

Jyotsna Srikanth is a popular Jazz and World fusion music performer. She is one of the very few names that springs to music collaborator's mind while seeking artistes of high versatility across a few genres viz., World fusion, Indian jazz & Experimental music. Primarily trained in Indian and western classical, Jyotsna loved musical experimentation from an early age, which was the reason she has played violin in over 200 films. Jyotsna is an all rounder who has given numerous fusion and classsical solo, jugalbandhi, jazz and fusion concerts. Very actively collaborating and experimenting with different global styles. Dr Srikanth has had the rare privilege of working with many legends in the world of fusion music. She is the most sought after Fusion violinist in Europe. She has been featured in many major global music events and venues like WOMAD_UK, Red Violin Festival, Wales, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Albert Hall, British Parliament, Barbican, Birmingham Symphony Hall and the BBC Proms. A medical doctor with a post-graduation in Pathology, she was conferred a Fellowship from the Trinity College of Music, London

Robert Atchison
Western Violin

Robert Atchison was born in London and studied music from a young age. His teachers included Sheila Nelson, Bronislaw Gimpel at the Royal Northern College of Music, Emmanuel Hurwitz at the Royal Academy of Music and Maurice Hasson. In 1982 he was a finalist in the Abbado International Competition in Milan, Italy. Mr. Atchison has given concerto performances and recitals in the USA, South America, the far East, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Ireland.  In 1983 Mr. Atchison made his concerto debut at the Queen Elizabeth Hall playing the Beethoven concerto and in 1984 at the Barbican with the Vivaldi Four Seasons. He joined the Philharmonia Orchestra in 1984 and remained there until 1990. From 1991 to 1997 he was a member of all three orchestras of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and was co-principal to Iona Brown. In 1993 he was appointed Director of the Spanish Chamber Orchestra, appearing frequently as soloist. Since then he has had a busy chamber and solo career. Mr. Atchison is Violinist with the critically acclaimed London Piano Trio and tours regularly with them throughout the UK, Europe and the Far East. Plans for 2018 include a tour of Canada and the United States. He is also in demand as a freelance leader in the United Kingdom and Europe. He is Leader of the Disney production of The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Mr. Atchison's recordings are many and include the Telemann Twelve Fantasias and the complete Sonatas and Partitas of J. S. Bach for the Altamira label. Also on Altamira he has made many recordings with the London Piano Trio including the Complete Piano Trios of Armstrong Gibbs. 2013 saw the release of the complete works for violin and piano by Armstrong Gibbs on the Guild label, with Mr Atchison and Olga Dudnik and in 2014 Atchison released of The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi with his own Altamira Chamber Orchestra with Sir Michael Gambon narrating the Sonnets, which has received rave reviews from magazines such as Gramophone. Future recordings for 2018 - 19 include two violin and piano recital albums and the two Mendelssohn concertos and the world premiere recording of works by Henry Cotter Nixon and Harold Darke. The World premiere of the violin concerto by Christopher Weeks, written for Robert Atchison will be in Cardiff at the end of 2018. He was Artistic Director with Renato Bossa of the International Music Series at the Certosa di Capri, Italy, from 2006-2009 and Artistic Director and founder of Gibbs Festival in Danbury, Essex, from 2008 – 2014. He is currently Artistic Director of the Jalesnes Festival in France and sits of the board of the Inter-Cultural Society of London. Other activities include composing and his fusion group Raga Garage with Indian violinist Jyotsna Srikanth. Teaching is also a big part of his journey now and he is a mentor of the Orchestra of Filipino Youth in Manila and is a jury member at many competitions.

Shadrach Solomon

Piano and Keyboards

Shadrach Solomon is an accomplished pianist, performer and music producer. His formal education in Western Classical Piano started at the age of 6. He did his grades in Trinity College of Music, London in a small city in South India. He has now completely devoted himself to music composition and production. Solomon continues to build his credits by lending his talents to film scores in the regional language Kannada, in Bangalore, a South Indian Metropolitan City. He is also the most approached composer for IT companies such as TCS, Wipro, and Philips for presentation based videos. For over fifteen years, Solomon has been composing music for several live stage performances and has been a part of the Times Festival, Festival of Harmony, The Malabar Festival, Rainforest World Music Festival in Malaysia and so on.

Karthik Mani
Drums and Percussion

Karthik Mani hails from a family of musicians – his father, TAS Mani is a renowned percussionist of "The Karnataka College of Percussion", and his mother R.A.Ramamani is a reputed ground breaking Carnatic vocalist who has performed all over the world and has pioneered the genre of Carnatic-jazz fusion.

He has performed in various prestigious festivals in India, China, Spain, Germany, USA, Turkey, Malaysia, Morocco,UK, Bangkok,Thailand, Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, Indonesia and Australia to name a few.

He has performed with musicians like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ustad Hariharan, Dr M Balamurlikrishna, Padmashree Dr L.Subramaniam, Padmashree Kadri Gopalnath, Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonza, Louis Banks, Padmashree Kavita Krishnamurthy, Carnatic Maestro Mandolin U Sreenivas to name a few.

And International artists such as Kai Eckhardt, Ronan Guilfoyle, Okay Temiz, Ramesh Shotham, Mike Herting, African singer Mory Kante, Tunisian singer Dhafer Yousuf, Afro-Cuban percussionist Mokhtar Samba, Paul Shigihara, Lucas Niggli, Trombonist Nils Wogram, to name a few.

Karthik has worked extensively in the field of Traditional Indian dances, Contemporary dances, Movies, Folk Rock, Jazz, Carnatic, Hindustani, Advertisements, Percussion Ensembles, Theatres Plays, Bollywood projects and many more.

He is been performing concerts throughout India as well as abroad and has performed in various International Music Festivals all over the world.He is the first Indian percussionist to win the “Independent World Music Award” for World
Fusion with “Lehera”.

Manjunath NS
Drums and Percussion

Born in Bangalore, India, Manju is truly a youth sensation for cross-culture music in his country. His listening ACCENT were trained to BRUSH the drums at the age of 11. His DOWNBEATS talent flourished by the scholarly guidance of his masters, making him the youngest among the few drummers who joined the BARING EDGE of both South Indian and North Indian Classical rhythm forms on the jazz drum kit. Featured at prestigious concert venues and studios across the globe and working with artists from various genres of music helped him BOOM as a promising musician at a young age.