Indo-Canadian soprano, Meher Pavri hails from London, Ontario, where she recently completed her BMus at the University of Western Ontario. She studied voice with Gwenlynn Little and Torin Chiles. Ms. Pavri was offered several opportunities in UWOpera productions, including Kurt Weill’s Street Scene and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Ms. Pavri enjoys the challenges of new music and was part of the world premiere of The Children’s Crusade by R. Murray Schafer. She has participated in the summer Songs and Scenes program of the Queen of Puddings opera company in Toronto, as well as Songfest at Pepperdine University. Meher Pavri was given the opportunity to sing for several high profile artists and master-clinicians including: Shirlee Emmons, Martin Katz, Ben Heppner, Deen Larsen, and Brian Horne.
Though born and raised in Canada, Meher Pavri is proud of her Indian heritage. In 2007, she was crowned Miss India-Canada and wowed the crowd with her classically trained voice during the talent portion. She is the only contestant to receive a standing ovation in the pageant’s history! No stranger to the limelight, she recently performed at a Toronto Raptor’s NBA game, where she sang for an audience of 17,000 people.
Along with Ms. Pavri’s many musical pursuits, she also works as an actor and model, and is establishing herself in the film/television industry in Canada. She takes pride in giving back to her community using her talents to successfully organize and perform in many charity concerts. Her humanitarian work is focused not only toward her own country, but also India and Africa. Meher Pavri is also a yoga instructor and trained in Bharat Natyam and currently resides in Toronto, Canada.