‘Crossing boundaries musically’ is an intercultural music and educational project between The Bangalore School of Music and Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) to exchange music, theory, methods and to learn from each other. Some of the performing artistes are –
BSM-Sukrupa Children’s Choir: The BSM-Sukrupa Children’s Choir consists of about fifty students from the Sukrupa School, a not-for-profit organization, providing education and skilled training to children and young adults. Founded and led by Sheba K, a piano teacher who has been part of the BSM for over 10 years now and Bettina Amacher, Elementary Music Education Specialist from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) the Sukrupa Choir works on pieces that involve the voice in combination with rhythmic body percussions.
Crossing Boundaries String Ensemble: This string ensemble was formed as a project-ensemble and is an output of the collaboration between the BSM String Faculty and Albin Ackermann, Cellist from the Zurich University of the Arts.
Nandini Sudhir: Guitar prodigy and teacher, Nandini Sudhir is easily one of India’s most talented classical guitarists, who started learning the Classical guitar at the age of eight and is now part of the teaching faculty at The Bangalore School of Music. Nandini has actively participated in all the classical guitar activities of the school, including the Indo-Swiss Guitar Orchestra. She was a featured artiste at the Romanshorn Guitar Festival held in Switzerland in 2015.
Rahel Schweizer: 23 year-old Rahel Schweizer, started playing the harp at the age of eight years and is presently studying at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) under the expert tutelage of Prof. Sarah O’Brien.
Rahel Schweizer is a performing artiste, and has the distinction of being the youngest harpist, having played in the Symphony Orchestra Meilen at the tender age of 12 years. Tours with the Zurich Youth Symphony Orchestra YSOZ lead her to Argentina, South Africa, Taiwan and Singapore. She is currently concentrating on her studies which includes pedagogy and the field of contemporary and experimental music.
On 21st February, the outcomes of the collaboration between The Bangalore School of Music and Zurich Univesity of the Arts will be presented as a musical concert. We welcome you to witness this musical extravaganza, which is supported by swissnex India.