Kanniks Kannikeswaran, Composer, American School of Indian Art

Kanniks Kannikeswaran, Composer, American School of Indian Art

Composer, American School of Indian Art

Kanniks Kannikeswaran is an award-winning visionary composer, music educator, scholar and thought-leader whose pioneering work in the area of Indian American choral music that combines Sanskrit text with choral harmony (now in its 25th year) uses the transformative power of music to build diverse communities and has led to the founding of Indian diaspora choirs in over 15 cities in North America and Europe. His opening invocation ‘Mahavakya’ was performed at the historic reception accorded to the Indian Prime Minister at Madison Square Garden. His work with children from the Dharavi area was featured as the finale of INK Talks 2015 in Mumbai, India. He has collaborated with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops, the Martin Luther King Chorale, and many others. He is the founder of the American School of Indian Art, an institution committed to bringing the best of the East and the West to the Indian-American diaspora and beyond.