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Yshani Perinpanayagam

Yshani Perinpanayagam

Biography

As a multi-genre pianist and music director, Yshani has performed at venues ranging from West End theatres to the Wigmore Hall, at events from Live at the Palladium to The Oxford Lieder Festival, and with such varied artists as City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Nina Conti.

This year, Yshani has been Music Director for Olivier nominated Goat by Ben Duke for Rambert Dance Company, and King John and The Whip for Royal Shakespeare Company. She was MD for Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre, As You Like It for National Theatre Public Acts, for circus troupe Circa at the Barbican, Assistant MD for the Royal Opera House west end transfer of Wind in the Willows, featuring CHROMA ensemble and Alternate Pianist for NT’s Lehman Trilogy. Yshani was also an MD with Olivier award winning show Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, and a conductor/composer on English National Opera’s Baylis programme.

Yshani is pianist of the Del Mar Piano Trio and Carismático Tango Band. She also has a strong interest in contemporary music; her commissions for piano, Commodore 64 and bespoke 8-bit synthesisers have been performed at the National Theatre Riverstage, The Place Theatre and the All Your Bass National Videogames Arcade festival.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • TV/Film
  • Tours

Regions

  • United Kingdom
  • Other Countries

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)

My Instruments

  • Accordion
  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards
  • Theremin
  • Voice

Software

  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Sibelius

Affiliations

  • MUSE

Person of Color?

  • Yes

Pronouns

  • She/Her