Baroque Violist / Composer
Violinist, violist, singer, composer, arranger, beatboxer, Krishna Nagaraja has always approached music from many different directions. Unmistakably italo-indian, his path has guided him over the years to baroque violin and then to baroque viola, playing with major groups in Italy and abroad. His passion for traditional music has steered him to Irish, Scottish, Breton and Nordic music while his love for choral music has led him to join vocal groups of every size and genre.
Krishna composes and arranges music of various genres: he has written music for vocal groups, choirs, chamber orchestras, and his main brainchild, the folk-baroque project Brú. He holds a Master's Degree in Global Music (GLOMAS) at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland and has recently completed his first year as PhD student in Folk Music in the same institution. The compositions featured in his doctoral concerts in 2017 and 2018 have been praised for the ingenuity and uniqueness of the blend between folk, baroque and contemporary music.