A Celebration of Community as Family
Named by The Guardian as a composer “who will enrich your life”, Shruthi Rajasekar is an Indian-American musician exploring identity, community, and joy. A 2023 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, Shruthi draws from her unique dual background in the Carnatic (South Indian classical) and Western classical traditions to create intersectional music. She was awarded the Global Women in Music Award from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights & Donne in Musica Adkins Chiti Foundation. Shruthi has been an artist-in-residence at Tusen Takk Foundation, Britten Pears Arts, and the Anderson Center. As a soprano and Carnatic vocalist, Shruthi has performed and recorded in numerous traditional and experimental settings. She was a Marshall Scholar in the UK, where she pursued postgraduate studies in composition and ethnomusicology. A graduate of Princeton University, Shruthi lives in Minnesota and serves on the board of new music chamber ensemble Zeitgeist.
For her Schubert Club Mix program, Rajasekar will incorporate film, dance, and writing and will be joined on the Ordway Concert Hall stage by friends from around the Twin Cities and beyond. The program will include a new work by Rajasekar commissioned for this occasion, and a chance to sample South Asian foods during intermission.