Shruthi Rajasekar, born in 1996, is an Indian-American composer and vocalist exploring identity, community, and joy. Chosen by the Guardian newspaper as a composer ‘who will enrich your life’ in a list spanning across centuries, Shruthi creates intersectional music that draws from her unique background in the Carnatic (South Indian classical) and Western classical idioms. Recent projects include works for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, the Minneapolis-based VocalEssence, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Psappha. Shruthi has won numerous honours for her compositions, including the Khorikos ORTUS International Award, the Composers Guild of New Jersey Award, and the Global Women in Music Award from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights & Donne in Musica Adkins Chiti Foundation. Her music has reached hundreds of thousands of listeners on Spotify’s Classical Releases, BBC Radio 3, and radio stations across the USA.
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