Nilanjanaa Jayanth creates music history in New York

Twelve year-old Nilanjanaa Jayanth created history joining the likes of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Leopold Stokowski, Miles Davis, the Beatles, Zakkir Hussain and more. Singing ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Nilanjanaa put Bengaluru on the global stage.

A student of Bengaluru’s Taaqademy run by Bengaluru Rock band Thermal And A Quarter and guided by vocal teacher Ragini Ramanathan, Nilanjanaa won the American Fine Arts Festival’s international vocal competition Golden Voices of America 2016, at Carnegie Hall. Her rendition of Frank Sinatra’s hit number was the top pick for her vocal proficiency. She has also been invited for a special performance at the Robert Schumann Museum in Zwickau, Germany in 2017 as well as awarded a scholarship for the AFAF Summer Music Course in Europe for 2017.

Her parents, city-based IT professional Jayanth Ananthakrishnan and apparel designer Sangeeta Ananth, have been her biggest support in this endeavour apart from the faculty at Taaqedemy and the music community of Bengaluru.

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