Violinist Suhashini Arulanandam is a musical explorer with an intense curiosity and a love for finding a commonality between elements. Her explorations have included tango, free improvisation, new music, historically informed performance/Baroque violin, and folk music traditions.
Suhashini is a member of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and Windsor Symphony Orchestra and frequently plays with the Esprit Orchestra as well as numerous other ensembles such as the Thin Edge New Music Collective, Arraymusic and Soundstreams. In the early pandemic months, Suhashini was invited to join Solidaridad Tango Orquesta. This diversity-affirming group highlights new and different voices in tango as well as having a foundation in the traditional repertoire. Suhashini also performs frequently with cellist Sybil Shanahan as the Tadioli Duo. The duo continues to seek out new and unique voices, such as Andalusian composer-violinist Yardani Torres Maiani and works by historically overlooked composers, such as Rebecca Clarke.
Suhashini can be heard on Solidaridad Tango’s new release, DISTANCIA, Peter Togni’s Hymns of Heaven and Earth, the Aradia Ensemble’s Juno-nominated Vivaldi: Sacred Music, Vol. IV , Sarah Slean’s Metaphysics, and Tapestry Opera’s Rocking Horse Winner. A committed educator, Suhashini teaches privately, as well as for the Royal Conservatory of Music’s tuition-free Oscar Peterson Program, and is a violin coach for the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. She has presented in-person and virtual clinics and workshops to music programs in the GTA and classrooms across Halton District. On a quest to facilitate wellness and career longevity among musicians, Suhashini is a Licensure Trainee for the Association for Body Mapping Education, dedicated to promoting accurate anatomical information that will eliminate and prevent performance-related injuries as well as reducing limitations in one’s playing.