World-renowned violinist, Ishani Bhoola
The patronage honours Ishani’s love of music and commitment to the development of young people who are interested in music. She believes in creating opportunities for children to develop and hone their talent.
Ishani’s support of our organisation will bring some much-needed attention to our ongoing outreach and development programmes, and to the important work being done in the community, ensuring we have a bright future.
Ishani is a violinist with a distinguished career on both sides of the Atlantic. After being a multi-prize winning student, she graduated from the Guildhall School of Music in 1988 and became a member of the BBC Radio orchestra, the London Philharmonic and the English Chamber Orchestra.
In 1997 Ishani moved to Chicago where she was a founding member of the Montag Ensemble and became a member of the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra.
She moved to Los Angeles in 2000, and joined the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony Orchestras, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Opera. Ishani also spent 10 years freelancing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and playing in the studios.
Between 2010 and 2020 Ishani lived in the UK teaching at the Hindhead School of Music, and privately. She founded the Waverley Ensemble, giving Baroque concerts in the south east of England. In 2017 Ishani launched the Haslemere String Competition for young string players across England, giving talented students the opportunity to perform and develop their future careers. Ishani also established the Issigeac International Music Academy for amateur string players to perform chamber music and to be coached by the Tippett Quartet which she manages.
Ishani is an Associate of the Royal College of Music and of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and currently lives in New York.