'… a performance of formidable technical command and considerable interpretive insight'
'…..played with even greater authority, every weapon in this composer’s technical armoury being hurled at the audience with devastating precision'
Ishani is an acclaimed violinist, in demand as performer and educator in both the UK and the USA.
Born and raised in Bristol, UK, Ishani studied at the Purcell School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music, winning numerous prizes and awards, including first prize in the 5th Sascha Lasserson Competition. Ishani gave her debut solo recital at the Purcell Room on London’s South Bank.
Ishani has been a member of several international orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra in the UK, and Grant Park Symphony Orchestra of Chicago, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Opera in the US.
In the UK she established the Waverley Ensemble, bringing baroque chamber music to wider audiences.
Ishani has also been in high demand as a freelance musician, playing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, as well as playing extensively in the Los Angeles movie studios.
Ishani currently lives in New York.
In recent years Ishani has dedicated her time to combining performance with education and artist management.
In the UK she launched the Haslemere String Competition to give young string players across England the opportunity to perform and develop their future careers. In partnership with Musical Orbit, the Waverley Ensemble provides coaching masterclasses with established professionals for young students.
She has recently been invited to become the first Patron of the West Coast Youth Orchestra, a Youth Orchestra based in Cape Town, South Africa, a culturally diverse non-profit organisation providing opportunity for young musicians on South Africa's West Coast.
Ishani is passionate about bringing music to a multitude of audiences, and particularly to young students. She has taught at the Hindhead School of Music, as well as privately on both sides of the Atlantic. In France Ishani established the Issigeac International Music Academy to bring professional chamber music coaching to amateur string players.
Ishani is agent and manager of the UK based Tippett Quartet and The Skelton Skinner All Stars, and The Hollywood Trio and Lyris Quartet in the US.