Yshani Perinpanayagam

As a pianist and music director, Yshani has performed at venues ranging from Wigmore Hall to the London Palladium, at events from Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival to the Barbican Mime Festival, and with artists from City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to Nina Conti. She is pianist of the Del Mar Piano Trio, a regular improvising pianist with The Comedy Store Players, and a guest broadcaster at BBC Radio 3.

Yshani was music director for triple-Oliver winner Emilia, Olivier-nominated Goat for Rambert Dance Company, for Ruination at the Royal Opera House Linbury, for Circa at the Barbican, and for Showstopper! The Improvised Musical. She is currently music director for The F**gots and Their Friends Between Revolutions by Philip Venables & Ted Huffman and conductor of Opéra national de Paris’ Street Scene for their emerging artists.

Yshani has premiered works including by Charlotte Bray, Joe Cutler, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Gavin Higgins, Hannah Kendall and Benjamin Oliver.  As a composer herself, commissions include works for the London Sinfonietta, Onyx Brass, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and music for a play about Fanny Mendelssohn.

Yshani was a scholar at the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She was winner of the 10th Yamaha Accompanist of the Year Award.

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