Smt. Srishti Biyani
Hindustani Vocal and Bansuri (Hindustani Flute)
Hindustani Vocal and Bansuri
Srishti Biyani is a Bansuri player, Hindustani Vocalist, Composer, and music producer from New Delhi, India, currently based in the SF Bay Area.
Naturally drawn to music and arts from a young age, she grew up learning Hindustani classical music at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, while exploring other styles of music, culminating in her playing guitar, and piano and eventually composing her own music. In 2015, she moved to the US to pursue a Bachelor’s in Music at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Since then, she has shared the stage with several Grammy-winning artists such as Zakir Hussain, Tigran Hamasyan, Shankar Mahadevan, Vijay Prakash, Jacob Collier, Shreya Ghoshal besides collaborating with prolific musicians such as Nona Hendryx, Hank Shocklee and Ricky Kej, to name a few.
On various occasions, she has lent her voice to documentaries and short films including “Brides of the Well”, a film by Shekhar Kapur for ‘WaterAid’. She performs and releases original music under her artist name ‘LASYA’. She is also a core vocalist and bansuri player of the Berklee Indian Ensemble and has performed at mega music festivals such as TD Mosaic Festival and 54th Bengaluru Ganesh Utsav.
In the past five years, she has taught diverse styles of music and musical instruments to people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Currently, she works as a teaching artist at the Bay Area music and arts organizations such as Starting Arts and LEAP. She plans to continue teaching at the Raaga School of Music. Besides sharing her love of music through teaching, she is a firm believer in the profound and positive impact music can have on people’s lives.